Hexakis(trifluoromethyl)tetrazane

Authors

  • Dr. Burkhard Krumm,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843 (USA)
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  • Dr. Ashwani Vij,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843 (USA)
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  • Prof. Robert J. Kirchmeier,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843 (USA)
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  • Prof. Jean'ne M. Shreeve,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843 (USA)
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  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Oberhammer

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    1. Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie der Universität, D-72076 Tübingen (Germany). Telefax: Int. code + (7071)296910
    • Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie der Universität, D-72076 Tübingen (Germany). Telefax: Int. code + (7071)296910
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  • The work was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (CHE-9003509) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (91-0189).

Abstract

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A new synthesis provides the title compound (CF3)2NN(CF3)N(CF3)2 (1) smoothly, and its gas-phase structure was determined. This tetrazane has a twisted N4 chain with a dihedral angle of 95.2(11)°; the lone pairs of electrons on adjacent nitrogen atoms are perpendicular.

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