Xenon Hexafluoride: Preparation of Pure Form and Melting Point

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Science  14 Aug 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3633, pp. 701-702
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3633.701


Xenon hexafluoride forms an addition compound with sodium fluoride which can be used to separate it from the other xenon fluorides and oxyfluoride. The melting point of pure xenon hexafluoride prepared in this way was 47.7 ± 0.2°C.