molybdenum pentachloride

molybdenum pentachloride

[mə′lib·də·nəm ‚pen·tə′klȯr‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
MoCl5 Hygroscopic gray-black needles melting at 194°C; reacts with water and air; soluble in anhydrous organic solvents; used as a catalyst and as raw material to make molybdenum hexacarbonyl.
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