Special Issue "Metal Fluorides"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Solid-State Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Erhard Kemnitz

Full University Professor, Chemistry Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, D-12489 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: mechanistic aspects of heterogeneously catalysed fluorination reactions, non-aqueous fluorolytic sol–gel synthesis of nanoscopic metal fluorides; nano metal fluorides as solid Lewis acids; nano metal hydroxide fluorides as biacidic Brønsted/Lewis acids and bases; metal fluoride sols for antireflective coating; inorganic–organic hybrid materials based on nano metal fluorides

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal fluorides are of interest for many different applications in metallurgy, such as optical materials (e.g., solid-state lasers, luminophores, scintillators or antireflective coatings), uranium isotope separation, sensing (e.g., fluoride sensitive electrodes), and catalysis (e.g., heterogeneously catalysed fluorination reactions). An outstanding bust of interest over recent years arose from energy storage applications.

For many applications, nano metal fluorides have gained an enormous level of attraction over the past 20 years because properties of nanoscopic compounds usually differ drastically from those of classically-prepared analogues. The high potential of nanomaterials for industrial applications is the major driving force for scientists to search for new synthesis routes toward these materials. Consequently, a variety of new synthesis techniques has been developed over the past decades, which open the door to the fascinating world of new materials.

Inspired by the great potential of applications that these materials have gained, it is the intention of this Special Issue to provide an overview on several aspects of metal fluoride chemistry. This Special Issue “Metal Fluorides” in Inorganics will take stock of the efforts and results of the many groups that have made evident progress in the field of metal fluorides. 

Prof. Dr. Erhard Kemnitz
Guest Editor

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  • Metal fluorides
  • Synthesis
  • Mechanism
  • Properties
  • Metal fluoride applications
  • Nanomaterials

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Open AccessArticle The Decomposition Products of Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) with Metals Dissolved in Liquid Ammonia
Inorganics 2017, 5(4), 68; doi:10.3390/inorganics5040068
Received: 25 September 2017 / Revised: 10 October 2017 / Accepted: 11 October 2017 / Published: 13 October 2017
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Sulfur hexafluoride is a highly chemically inert gas with several important industrial applications. It is stable against fused alkali, oxygen and ammonia, even at several hundred degrees Celsius. In this work, the reactions between metals (Li–Cs, Sr, Ba, Eu, Yb) dissolved in liquid
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Sulfur hexafluoride is a highly chemically inert gas with several important industrial applications. It is stable against fused alkali, oxygen and ammonia, even at several hundred degrees Celsius. In this work, the reactions between metals (Li–Cs, Sr, Ba, Eu, Yb) dissolved in liquid ammonia and SF6 are reported, leading to mono- or bivalent fluorides and sulfides. To this end, SF6 was passed into a cooled solution of the respective metal in liquid ammonia. The identity of the products was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction and IR spectroscopy. The reactions could lead to a cheap and effective disposal method of the present amounts of stored SF6, for possible generation of H2S and HF. Full article
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