Zinc Telluride
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Title: Zinc Telluride
CAS Registry Number: 1315-11-3
Molecular Formula: TeZn
Molecular Weight: 193.01
Percent Composition: Te 66.11%, Zn 33.89%
Line Formula: ZnTe
Literature References: Prepd by fusing Zn and Te: Braithwaite, Proc. Phys. Soc. London 64B, 274 (1951); Bube, Proc. IRE 43, 1836 (1955), see also Dennis, Anderson, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 36, 882 (1914). From zinc oxide and powdered tellurium in aq alkaline medium: Montignie, Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr. 1947, 750.
Properties: Gray or brownish-red powder. Ruby-red crystals (cubic system) by sublimation. Stable in dry air. d415 6.34. mp 1239°. Forms a monohydrate. Prolonged contact with water or dil HCl yields H2 and H2Te.
Melting point: mp 1239°
Density: d415 6.34
Use: In semiconductor research, as photoconductor.

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