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The nickel complex in solid form.
|Molar mass||437.89 g/mol|
|Solubility||Reacts with strong acids|
|Safety data sheet||None|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Tris(ethylenediamine)nickel perchlorate is highly explosive, though its oxygen balance is not optimal, with excess ethylenediamine in the structure. Although it is energetic, it can be stored indefinitely. It is poorly soluble in water, and this can be used to aid in its production.
Unlike its nickel perchlorate precursor, tris(ethylenediamine)nickel perchlorate has a strongly purple hue.
Tris(ethylenediamine)nickel perchlorate will explode in contact with an open flame.
Tris(ethylenediamine)nickel perchlorate can be prepared by dissolving nickel(II) oxide, hydroxide, or carbonate in perchloric acid and then adding ethylenediamine until the solution turns purple. After a day it will precipitate and the crystals can be collected.
Keep away from open flames.
It can be stored in closed containers.
It can be safely neutralized by detonating it.
- D. A. House and N. F. Curtis, Chem. Ind. (London), 42, 1708 (1961)
- Coordination Chemistry of Macrocyclic Compounds, Gordon Melson, p. 39
- Perchlorate in the Environment (2000), Edward Todd Urbansky, pag. 106