Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 187–198 | Cite as

Thermal Detection, Synthesis, and Structural Characterization of Compounds in the Co–W–Cl System

  • Agnieszka Mos
  • Markus Ströbele
  • Hans-Jürgen Meyer
Original Paper


A thermal scanning method is performed for the detection of phases appearing in the Co–W–Cl system. This new procedure is based on the detection of thermal effects corresponding to the successive reduction stages when a reactive metal halide (WCl6) is heated with a metal (Co) powder under a constant heating rate (2 °C/min). The conditions adapted there from are used for the synthesis of individual compounds. No less than five phases were identified by X-ray powder diffraction as W(Cox)Cl6, CoW2Cl10, “Co2W2Cl10”, (Co,W)Cl2, and CoW6Cl14.


Tungsten chloride cluster Cobalt DSC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agnieszka Mos
    • 1
  • Markus Ströbele
    • 1
  • Hans-Jürgen Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Solid State and Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Inorganic ChemistryEberhard Karls University TübingenTübingenGermany

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