Binary Fluorides

Free Molecular Structures and Force Fields A Bibliography (1957–1975)

  • Donald T. Hawkins
  • Lawrence S. Bernstein
  • Warren E. Falconer
  • William Klemperer

Part of the NSRDS Bibliographic Series book series (NSRDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Donald T. Hawkins, Lawrence S. Bernstein, Warren E. Falconer, William Klemperer
    Pages 1-85
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 87-238

About this book


Coverage For some time, we have contemplated a comprehensive review of the structures and force fields of the binary fluorides. This bibliography of 1498 references marks the first step of that effort. We are pub­ lishing this material now rather than waiting until the review is complete some two years hence because we believe that the information already accumulated will be of immediate use to a broad spectrum of researchers. Anyone ambitious enough to read through all the articles on binary fluorides will find that the struc­ tures and force fields of many of these molecules are at present unknown. For example, it has not been clearly established to which point group(s) the lanthanide trifluorides should be assigned. There remain interesting problems relating to the role of Jahn-Teller and pseudo-Jahn-Teller distortions in some of the transition metal fluorides such as VF , MoF , ReF , and ReF , to name only a few. One s s 6 7 also finds fascinating examples of large-amplitude motions, or pseudorotations, as they are often called, in such molecules as XeF 6, I F 7, and PF 5' For those binary fluorides whose equilibrium geometries are precisely known, there still exists the problem of accurately determining the harmonic force field. In a few cases, most notably the Group VA trifluorides, there has been some attempt made at extracting the cubic and quartic contributions to the force field.


fields information metals molecule point group structure transition metal

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald T. Hawkins
    • 1
  • Lawrence S. Bernstein
    • 1
  • Warren E. Falconer
    • 1
  • William Klemperer
    • 2
  1. 1.Bell Telephone LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA
  2. 2.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-6149-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-6147-3
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