Reversible intercalation of graphite by fluorine: A new bifluoride, C12HF2, and graphite fluorides, CxF(5>x>2)

Thomas Mallouk, Neil Bartlett

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A blue-black first-stage graphite fluoride, CxF (5 > x > 2), in which the planar carbon-atom sheets of graphite are preserved, is made by intercalation of graphite with fluorine in the presence of liquid hydrogen fluoride, at ca. 20 °C, the oxidation (which is electrochemically reversible for x > 2.6) proceeding via a highly conductive second stage salt: C12+HF2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Series Chemical Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine


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