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Electrochemical studies of hexafluorotungstate(V) and tungsten oxide tetrafluoride in acetonitrile

Heath, G.A., Hefter, G.T., Boyle, T.W., Desjardins, C.D. and Sharp, D.W.A. (1978) Electrochemical studies of hexafluorotungstate(V) and tungsten oxide tetrafluoride in acetonitrile. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 11 (3-4). pp. 399-406.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-1139(00)82454-9
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Abstract

High oxidation state fluorides can be studied electrochemically in the conventional solvent acetonitrile. Alkali metal hexafluorotungstates(V) are substantially soluble in acetonitrile and have been studied by cyclic voltammetry using vacuum line techniques for solution manipulation. [WF6]− is oxidised to WF6 at +0.81 V vs SCE and is not reduced over a wide potential range. WOF4 in acetonitrile is reduced at −1.1 V vs. SCE. Electrogenerated WF6 is slowly hydrolysed to WOF4 in acetonitrile.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Copyright: © 1978 Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13559
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