Xenon Hexafluoride Complexes

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Science  01 May 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3618, pp. 537
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3618.537


Xenon hexafluoride reacts with BF3 and AsF5 to form 1:1 adducts which are white solids with vapor pressures of less than 1 millimeter at room temperature. The XeF6 · BF3 adduct melts at 90°C to a pale yellow viscous liquid.