Electronic structure of arsinous azides

How Ghee Ang, Yiew Wang Lee, Igor Novak, Anthony W. Potts

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He and I and He II photoelectron spectra (UPS) of (CF3)2AsN3 and CF3As(N3)2 have been measured and assigned on the basis of HeI/HeII intensity variations, band shapes, comparison with UPS of HN3 amd (CF3)xAsH3-x (x = 1, 2), and semiempirical MO calculations. The results for CF3As(N3)2 represent the first UPS study of a covalent diazide. They indicate that in both azides, the As 4p orbital has lost its lone pair character, being heavily mixed with the azide group orbitals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12526-12529
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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