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Boron trichloride

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Gas phase ion energetics data

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Data compilation copyright by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Data compiled as indicated in comments:
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

Electron affinity determinations

EA (eV) Method Reference Comment
0.33 ± 0.20NBIERothe, Mathur, et al., 1980B

Ionization energy determinations

IE (eV) Method Reference Comment
11.64 ± 0.02PEBassett and Lloyd, 1971LLK
11.60 ± 0.02PIDibeler and Walker, 1969RDSH
11.62PEKing, Krishnamurthy, et al., 1972Vertical value; LLK

Appearance energy determinations

Ion AE (eV) Other Products MethodReferenceComment
B+19.5 ± 0.2?EIKoski, Kaufman, et al., 1959RDSH
B+18.4 ± 0.2?EIMarriott and Craggs, 1957RDSH
B+19.5 ± 1.0?EILaw and Margrave, 1956RDSH
BCl+18.37 ± 0.022Cl?PIDibeler and Walker, 1969RDSH
BCl2+12.30 ± 0.02ClPIDibeler and Walker, 1969RDSH


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Rothe, Mathur, et al., 1980
Rothe, E.W.; Mathur, B.P.; Reck, G.P., Measurement of boron trihalide electron affinites: Correlation with boron-nitrogen adduct strengths, Inorg. Chem., 1980, 19, 829. [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 Walker, 1969
Dibeler, V.H.; Walker, J.A., Mass spectrometric study of photoionization. XIII.Boron trichloride and diborontetrachloride, Inorg. Chem., 1969, 8, 50. [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]

Koski, Kaufman, et al., 1959
Koski, W.S.; Kaufman, J.J.; Pachucki, C.F., A mass spectroscopic appearance potential study of some boron trihalides, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1959, 81, 1326. [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]


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