Growing Catenated Nitrogen Atom Chains


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Aiming high: In the pursuit of new high-nitrogen structures, researchers have synthesized some interesting compounds with highly catenated chains of nitrogen atoms through a strategy of oxidative azo coupling of N[BOND]NH2 moieties. This strategy opens opportunities for developing longer nitrogen chains in the field of high-nitrogen compounds.