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Hopfinger, Mathias; Zischka, Florian; Seifert, Mathias; Kornath, Andreas J. (2018): Preparation and Characterization of Pure Thiosulfuric Acid. In: Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, Vol. 644, No. 12-13: pp. 574-579
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Abstract

Pure thiosulfuric acid has not been prepared yet, although it is described in most textbooks of inorganic chemistry. Furthermore, no experimental evidence for the structure of thiosulfuric acid is known. Theoretical calculations predict the (SH)(OH) tautomer to be more stable than the (OH)(OH) tautomer. In this work we present the synthesis and spectroscopical characterization of pure thiosulfuric acid. X2S2O3 (X = H, D) was obtained from the reaction of dry Na2S2O3 with anhydrous HF at -60 degrees C. The experimental vibrational and NMR spectra together with quantum chemical calculations provide evidence for the predicted (SH)(OH) tautomeric structure.