A Comparison of the Solid-State Structures of Halogen Azides XN3 (X=Cl, Br, I)


  • S.S. and B.L. gratefully acknowledge the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI) for financial support and a doctoral fellowship (B.L.).


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Delicate crystals: ClN3 adopts a polymeric structure in the solid state (see picture; N blue, Cl green) with short intermolecular Cl⋅⋅⋅Cl distances, as was observed for the elemental halogen.