Boron trifluoride

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Gas phase ion energetics data

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Data evaluated as indicated in comments:
L - Sharon G. Lias

Data compiled as indicated in comments:
LBLHLM - Sharon G. Lias, John E. Bartmess, Joel F. Liebman, John L. Holmes, Rhoda D. Levin, and W. Gary Mallard
LLK - Sharon G. Lias, Rhoda D. Levin, and Sherif A. Kafafi
RDSH - Henry M. Rosenstock, Keith Draxl, Bruce W. Steiner, and John T. Herron
B - John E. Bartmess

View reactions leading to BF3+ (ion structure unspecified)

Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
IE (evaluated)15.7 ± 0.3eVN/AN/AL

Electron affinity determinations

EA (eV) Method Reference Comment
2.65003SIPage and Goode, 1969The Magnetron method, lacking mass analysis, is not considered reliable.; B

Ionization energy determinations

IE (eV) Method Reference Comment
16.0 ± 1.0EIFarber and Srivastava, 1984LBLHLM
15.94PEKimura, Katsumata, et al., 1981LLK
15.5PEAsbrink, Svensson, et al., 1981LLK
15.96 ± 0.01TEBatten, Taylor, et al., 1978LLK
15.25PEBerger, Kroner, et al., 1976LLK
15.71 ± 0.10EIMurphy and Enrione, 1971LLK
15.57 ± 0.02PEBassett and Lloyd, 1971LLK
15.55 ± 0.04PIDibeler and Liston, 1968RDSH
15.96PEDehmer, Parr, et al., 1984Vertical value; LBLHLM
16.0PEAsbrink, Svensson, et al., 1981Vertical value; LLK
15.95PEKing, Krishnamurthy, et al., 1972Vertical value; LLK

Appearance energy determinations

Ion AE (eV) Other Products MethodReferenceComment
B+31.3 ± 0.4?EIHildenbrand, Theard, et al., 1963RDSH
B+31. ± 1.?EIMarriott and Craggs, 1957RDSH
B+30. ± 5.?EILaw and Margrave, 1956RDSH
BF+24.0 ± 1.02FEIFarber and Srivastava, 1984LBLHLM
BF+25.2 ± 0.22FEIMarriott and Craggs, 1957RDSH
BF2+16.0 ± 1.0FEIFarber, Srivastava, et al., 1982LBLHLM
BF2+15.92FPIBatten, Taylor, et al., 1978LLK
BF2+~16.?EIUy, Srivastava, et al., 1971LLK
BF2+15.81 ± 0.04FPIDibeler and Liston, 1968RDSH
F+30.0 ± 1.0BF+FEIFarber and Srivastava, 1984LBLHLM
F+32. ± 2.?EIMarriott and Craggs, 1957RDSH


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Page and Goode, 1969
Page, F.M.; Goode, G.C., Negative Ions and the Magnetron., Wiley, NY, 1969. [all data]

Farber and Srivastava, 1984
Farber, M.; Srivastava, R.D., Electron and thermal dissociation of BF3(g), J. Chem. Phys., 1984, 81, 241. [all data]

Kimura, Katsumata, et al., 1981
Kimura, K.; Katsumata, S.; Achiba, Y.; Yamazaki, T.; Iwata, S., Ionization energies, Ab initio assignments, and valence electronic structure for 200 molecules in Handbook of HeI Photoelectron Spectra of Fundamental Organic Compounds, Japan Scientific Soc. Press, Tokyo, 1981. [all data]

Asbrink, Svensson, et al., 1981
Asbrink, L.; Svensson, A.; Von Niessen, W.; Bieri, G., 30.4 nm He(II) photoelectron spectra of organic molecules, J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom., 1981, 24, 293. [all data]

Batten, Taylor, et al., 1978
Batten, C.F.; Taylor, J.A.; Tsai, B.P.; Meisels, G.G., Photoionization processes at threshold. II. Threshold photoelectron, photoionization, and coincidence ion-threshold photoelectron spectra of BF3, J. Chem. Phys., 1978, 69, 2547. [all data]

Berger, Kroner, et al., 1976
Berger, H.-O.; Kroner, J.; Noth, H., Die borhalogen-bindung in Methylhalogenboranen: Photoelektronenspektren und ab initio-Rechnungen, Chem. Ber., 1976, 109, 2266. [all data]

Murphy and Enrione, 1971
Murphy, C.B., Jr.; Enrione, R.E., Mass spectrometric determination of bond dissociation energies in BF3.OEt2, Chem. Commun., 1971, 1622. [all data]

Bassett and Lloyd, 1971
Bassett, P.J.; Lloyd, D.R., Photoelectron spectra of halides. Part II.High-resolution spectra of the boron trihalides, J. Chem. Soc., 1971, (A), 1551. [all data]

Dibeler and Liston, 1968
Dibeler, V.H.; Liston, S.K., Mass spectrometric study of photoionization. XII.Boron trifluoride and diboron tetrafluoride, Inorg. Chem., 1968, 7, 1742. [all data]

Dehmer, Parr, et al., 1984
Dehmer, J.L.; Parr, A.C.; Southworth, S.H.; Holland, D.M.P., Angle-resolved photoelectron study of the valence levels of BF3 in the range 17<hv<28 eV, Phys. Rev. A:, 1984, 30, 1783. [all data]

King, Krishnamurthy, et al., 1972
King, G.H.; Krishnamurthy, S.S.; Lappert, M.F.; Pedley, J.B., Bonding studies of compounds of boron and the Group 4 elements. Part 9. Photoelectron spectra and bonding studies of halogeno-, dimethylamino-, and methyl-boranes, BX3 and BX2Y, Faraday Discuss. Chem. Soc., 1972, 54, 70. [all data]

Hildenbrand, Theard, et al., 1963
Hildenbrand, D.L.; Theard, L.P.; Saul, A.M., Transpiration and mass spectrometric studies of equilibria involving BOF(g) and (BOF)3(g), J. Chem. Phys., 1963, 39, 1973. [all data]

Marriott and Craggs, 1957
Marriott, J.; Craggs, J.D., Ionization and dissociation by electron impact. II. Boron trifluoride and boron trichloride, J. Electron. Control, 1957, 3, 194. [all data]

Law and Margrave, 1956
Law, R.W.; Margrave, J.L., Mass spectrometer appearance potentials for positive ion fragments from BF3, B(CH3)3, B(C2H5)3, B(OCH3)3, and HB(OCH3)2, J. Chem. Phys., 1956, 25, 1086. [all data]

Farber, Srivastava, et al., 1982
Farber, M.; Srivastava, R.D.; Moyer, J.W., Mass spectrometric determination of the thermodynamics of potassium hydroxide and minor potassium-containing species required in magnetohydrodynamic power systems, J. Chem. Thermodyn., 1982, 14, 1103. [all data]

Uy, Srivastava, et al., 1971
Uy, O.M.; Srivastava, R.D.; Farber, M., Mass spectrometric determination of the heats of formation of gaseous BO2 BOF2, High Temp. Sci., 1971, 3, 462. [all data]


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