The binding of tin atoms to ammonia. A mössbauer study

M. Pasternak*, P. H. Barrett

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Mössbauer studies were performed with 119Sn atoms embedded in solid NH3 in the temperature range 14-80 K. The quadrupole-split spectrum with AΔEQ = 2.72(2) mm/s and isomer shift = +2.52(2) mm/s with respect to BaSnO3 indicates formation of a singly bound, covalent SnNH3 molecule. From the temperature dependence of the recoil-free fraction, its force constant in sohd ammonia is derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-176
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 15 Feb 1981


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