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TiF2: Linear or bent?

Wilson, Antony V.; Roberts, Alexander J.; Young, Nigel A.


Antony V. Wilson

Alexander J. Roberts

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Dr Nigel Young
Senior Lecturer/ Director of Studies/ Deputy Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry/ Industrial Placements Coordinator


Calling nonlinearity into question: When Ti atoms are isolated in fluorine-doped argon matrices, TiF 4 , TiF 3 , TiF 2 , and TiF are identified by their IR spectra. The Ti isotope pattern observed for the ν 3 mode of TiF 2 is indistinguishable from that of a linear geometry. Therefore, there is now no reliable evidence for the nonlinearity of any 3d transition-metal difluorides or dichlorides. (Chemical Equation Presented) © 2008 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.


Wilson, A. V., Roberts, A. J., & Young, N. A. (2008). TiF2: Linear or bent?. Angewandte Chemie, 47(9), 1774-1776.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 18, 2008
Publication Date Feb 15, 2008
Print ISSN 1433-7851
Electronic ISSN 1521-3773
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 47
Issue 9
Pages 1774-1776
Keywords General Chemistry; Catalysis
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