Metal adducts of diselenium dinitride

P F Kelly, A M Z Slawin

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Adducts of diselenium dinitride, a species as yet unknown in the free state, may be prepared with either palladium or aluminium as the metal centre. Thus salts of [Pd2X6](2-) (X = Cl or Br) react with Se4N4 at 100 degrees C in CH2Cl2 to give [Pd2X6(Se2N2)](2-) while A1X(3) reacts with the same reagent, at ambient temperatures in CH2X2 to give [(A1X(3))(2)(Se2N2)]. When X = Cl in the latter case the product cannot be obtained in pure crystalline form; here we present IR data which confirms the presence of the neutral Se2N2 unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalPhosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • selenium
  • nitride
  • adducts
  • palladium
  • aluminium


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