Compound: [PuF4O]

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Plutonium (VI) fluoride oxide
Plutonium tetrafluoride oxide
Plutonium (VI) oxyfluoride
Plutonium oxytetrafluoride

Compound formula

Central atom Formula Structural formula Isomer label Charge Formula weight Specific rotation label Absolute rotation label
plutonium (Pu) F4O1Pu1 [PuF4O] 0 335.993

Classification for Pu

This compound is regarded as a discrete molecular species.

Oxidation number MLXZ class Coordination number (CN) Donor set Total valence electron count VE configuration Magnetism Block
6 MX6 5 F4O1 14 f2 f

Contributed properties

Geometry about Pu Point group Distortion type Physical state Colour Melting point
trigonal bipyramidal (5) C4v solid Brown not given


Isostructural with UOF4 and NpOF4 (trigonal forms). Chocolate brown solid. Hydrolysis in moist air. In HF- PuF6 + PuO2F2. Toxic.

Key references

  1. Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds ID: IC-018416

3D structure


Synthesis by condensation of PuF6 and HF containing 0.23% H2O. In anhydrous HF converts to PuF6 + PuO2F2.


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Other calculated properties

Element percentages

    F     22.62%
    O      4.76%
   Pu     72.62%

Isotope pattern

     336  100.00  __________________________________________________
     337    0.04  
     338    0.21