Bromine Azide—Determination of the Molecular Structure by Electron Diffraction in the Gas Phase

Magdolna Hargittai, Inis C. Tornieporth‐Oetting, Thomas M. Klapötke, Maria Kolonits, István Hargittai

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From bromine and sodium azide, explosive bromine azide, BrN3, was prepared solvent‐free and structurally characterized for the first time by electron diffraction studies in the gas phase. The BrN3 molecule has a trans configuration with a slightly bent N3 unit, in accord with recent ab initio calculations, and a Br‐N‐N angle that is consistent with sp2 hybridization at the N atom attached to the Br atom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-761
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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