Palladium hexafluoride
Other names
Palladium(VI) fluoride
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/6FH.Pd/h6*1H;/q;;;;;;+6/p-6
  • F[Pd](F)(F)(F)(F)F
Molar mass 220.41 g·mol−1
Appearance dark red solid[citation needed]
Related compounds
Related compounds
Platinum hexafluoride, osmium hexafluoride
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Palladium hexafluoride is an inorganic chemical compound of palladium metal and fluorine with the chemical formula PdF6.[1] It is reported to be a still hypothetical compound.[2] This is one of many palladium fluorides.


Fluorination of palladium powder with atomic fluoride at 900–1700 Pa.[3]

Physical properties

Palladium hexafluoride is predicted to be stable.[4] The compound is reported to form dark red solid that decomposes to PdF4. Palladium hexafluoride is a very powerful oxidizing agent.[3]


  1. ^ "Palladium hexafluoride". Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 29 (1–6). British Library Lending Division with the cooperation of the Royal Society of Chemistry: 283. 1984. Retrieved 29 March 2023.
  2. ^ David, Jorge; Fuentealba, Patricio; Restrepo, Albeiro. "Relativistic effects on the hexafluorides of group 10 metals" (PDF). Retrieved 29 March 2023.
  3. ^ a b Griffith, William P.; Robinson, Stephen D.; Swars, Kurt (29 June 2013). Pd Palladium: Palladium Compounds. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 48. ISBN 978-3-662-09188-3. Retrieved 29 March 2023.
  4. ^ Aullón, Gabriel; Alvarez, Santiago (1 April 2007). "On the Existence of Molecular Palladium(VI) Compounds: Palladium Hexafluoride". Inorganic Chemistry. 46 (7): 2700–2703. doi:10.1021/ic0623819. ISSN 0020-1669. PMID 17326630. Retrieved 29 March 2023.