Solid-State Structure of Bromine Azide.

In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Jg. 51 (2012) ; Nr. 8, S. 1970-1974
ISSN: 1521-3773
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
Fakultät für Chemie » Anorganische Chemie
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A new twist: The single-crystal structural analysis of BrN3 is described. In contrast to IN3, which forms chains, BrN3 forms a helical structure in the solid state (see picture). Such a structural feature has not been previously observed in covalent p-block azide chemistry.