Z. Naturforsch. 2014, 69b, 1229 – 1236
CsOH and its Lighter Homologues – a Comparison
Matthias Wörsching and Constantin Hoch
Department Chemie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Butenandtstraße 5–13 (D), D-81377 München, Germany
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Received July 10, 2014 / published online December 19, 2014
Dedicated to Professor Hubert Schmidbaur on the occasion of his 80th birthday
Cesium hydroxide, CsOH, was for the first time characterised on the basis of single-crystal data. The structure is isotypic to the one of the room-temperature modification of NaOH and can be derived from the NaCl structure type thus allowing the comparison of all alkali metal hydroxide structures. Raman spectroscopic investigations show the hydroxide anion to behave almost as a free ion as in the gas phase. The X-ray investigations indicate possible H atom positions.
Key words: Alkali Metals, Cesium, Hydroxides, Crystal Structure, Vibration Spectroscopy
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