Lutetium(III) bromide


Lutetium(III) bromide
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EC Number
  • 238-446-5
  • 84455
  • DTXSID40932336 Edit this at Wikidata
  • InChI=1S/3BrH.Lu/h3*1H;/q;;;+3/p-3
  • [Lu+3].[Br-].[Br-].[Br-]
Molar mass 414.68[1]
Appearance White Powder
Density 1.025[2]
Melting point 1,400 °C (2,550 °F; 1,670 K)[2]
Will dissolve[2]
Rhombohedric FeCl3 like[3]
66.9 J/mol K[3]
48.8 kJ/mol[3]
GHS labelling:
GHS07: Exclamation mark
H315, H319, H335[1]
P261, P264, P271, P280, P302+P352, P304+P340, P305+P351+P338, P312, P321, P332+P313, P337+P313, P362, P403+P233, P405, P501[4]
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Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Lutetium(III) bromide is a crystalline compound made of one lutetium atom and three bromine atoms.[2] It takes the form of a white powder at room temperature.[1] It is hygroscopic.[2] It is odorless.[5]



Lutetium(III) bromide can be synthesized through the following reaction:[6]

2 Lu(s) + 3 Br2(g) → 2 LuBr3(s)

If burned, lutetium(III) bromide may produce hydrogen bromide and metal oxide fumes.[5]

Lutetium(III) bromide reacts to strong oxidizing agents.[5]


An experiment by T. Mioduski showed that the solubility of LuBr3 in tetrahydrofuran at 21-23 °C was 0.30 g per 100 ml of solution.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Elements, American. "Lutetium Bromide". American Elements. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e Phillips, Sidney L.; Perry, Dale L. (1995). Handbook of inorganic compounds. Boca Raton: CRC Press. p. 232. ISBN 9780849386718.
  3. ^ a b c L., Rycerz; M., Gaune-Escard (2008). "Lanthanide(III) halides: Thermodynamic properties and their correlation with crystal structure". Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 450 (1–2): 167–174. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2006.12.096. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Lutetium bromide | Br3Lu - PubChem". Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Lutetian bromide" (PDF). SDS. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  6. ^ Winter, Mark. "Lutetium»reactions of elements [WebElements Periodic Table]". Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Lutetium Bromide" (PDF). Srdata. Retrieved 22 December 2016.