A simple method to generate B(N3)3

Fengyi Liu, Xiaoqing Zeng, Jianping Zhang, Lingpeng Meng, Shijun Zheng, Maofa Ge, Dianxun Wang, Kam Wah Mok, Foo Tim Chau

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Boron triazide, B(N3)3, is first generated in gas phase by the heterogeneous reaction of BBr3vapor with freshly synthesized AgN3powder at room temperature. Identification of B(N3)3has been achieved by combination of photoelectron spectroscopy with the outer valence Green's function calculation. B(N3)3is a planar molecule with C3hsymmetry and has the first adiabatic ionization energy of 11.39 eV. Vibrational spacings 2200 ± 60 cm-1and 1250 ± 60 cm-1on the first and third bands match well to the N3asymmetric stretch and the B-N stretching vibrations in the neutral B(N3)3molecule, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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