Reactions of Small Covalent Inorganic Molecules
The use of pressures up to 400 MPa has permitted many organic and inorganic reaction mechanisms to be established with certainty; however, increased pressure is not routinely used in synthetic research even though commercial apparatus is readily available at a modest cost. In our work we have shown that pressures in the region 100 to 400 MPa are important for solving inorganic and organometallic synthetic problems. All of the reactions observed in this study are thermodynamically permitted at 298 K and at 0.1 MPa. The reactions are not observed, however, at 0.1 MPa and at a reasonable temperature. In certain cases when heat alone is used to increase the rate of reaction one of the reactants will undergo thermal decomposition prior to the desired reaction, but when pressure is used to increase the rate of reaction the desired reaction takes place without any side reactions.
KeywordsTungsten Oxide Sulfur Hexafluoride Reasonable Temperature Modest Cost Fluorinating Agent
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