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Synthetic and Structural Studies on Methyl-, tert-Butyl- and Phenylmercury(II) Azide

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  • Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Klapötke,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Butenandtstr. 5–13 (D), 81377 Munich, Germany
    • Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Butenandtstr. 5–13 (D), 81377 Munich, Germany, Fax: +49-89-2180-77492
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  • Burkhard Krumm,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Butenandtstr. 5–13 (D), 81377 Munich, Germany
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  • Richard Moll

    1. Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Butenandtstr. 5–13 (D), 81377 Munich, Germany
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  • In Memory of Professor Kurt Dehnicke

  • Supporting information for this article is available on the WWW under http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/zaac.201000036 or from the author.

Abstract

The reaction of organomercury(II) halogenides (RHgHal, Hal = Cl, I) with silver azide furnished the corresponding covalent organomercury(II) azides RHgN3 (R = Me (1), tBu (2), Ph (3)). In addition to the characterization by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, IR and Raman spectroscopy as well as mass spectrometry, the mercury content was determined. A dependance on the solventpolarity for the 14N NMR resonances was observed. Furthermore, X-ray diffraction studies were performed and the crystal structures for mercury(II) azides 13 are reported. A comparison of the bond lengths and angles with data from theoretical calculations is given.

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