Iodine Azide (pages 275–277)
Dipl.-Chem. Peter Buzek, Priv.-Doz. Dr. Thomas M. Klapötke, Prof. Dr. Paul von Ragué Schleyer, Dr. Inis C. Tornieporth-Oetting and Dr. Peter S. White
Version of Record online: 22 DEC 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.199302751
Very pure and crystalline, iodine azide IN3 (1) can be obtained by reaction of silver azide and iodine in CFCl3 and subsequent sublimation. According to the results of the X-ray structure analysis in the solid state IN3 consists of layers of chains, which contain twofold coordinated iodine atoms. The structural parameters of the IN3 unit are in good agreement with the results of an ab initio calculation for IN3.