Inorganic Syntheses at High Temperatures and High Pressures with Special Interest in the Preparation of New Fluorine Compounds
RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Reaction studies of elemental fluorine with organic molecules has lead to an understanding of mechanisms of the addition of molecular fluorine to unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds. The sensitivity of the activation energy of molecular fluorine to various molecular properties has been explored through extensive studies of closely related hydrocarbons. The effect of heteroatoms in a variety of hydrocarbons has also been explored. The studies of molecular fluorine reactions with inorganic fluorides has led to the identification of many new unstable fluorine species such as UF5 MUFx where M is an alkali atom and x varies from four to seven. Studies of the interaction of inorganic fluoride species has provided insight into the Lewis base character of transition and main group metal fluorides. The study of interactions and reactions of metal atoms with small Lewis bases has provided an understanding of the important intermediate steps in the reductive chemistry of water and methane with various metals. Novel experimental approaches to the preparation of new metal oxyfluorides and nitrifluoride are also described.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy