Stable Coordination Compounds of “Thiazyl Fluoride”: Structure of [Co(NSF)6]2+ in the Crystal


  • This work was supported by the Niedersächsiches Zahlenlotto. We thank Cambridge University for the use of a diffractometer.


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“Thiazyl fluoride” (NSF), the simplest nitrogen-sulfur-fluorine compound, is unstable at room temperature. It has now been stabilized as [Co(NSF)6][AsF6]2. The pronounced shortening of the SF and the SN bonds on complexation is worthy of note.