NSCl2-: Thiazyl dichloride - An aza analogue of thionyl dichloride

Elmar Keßenich, Felix Kopp, Peter Mayer, Axel Schulz

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The "naked" ternary thiazyl dichloride anion NSCl2- (see picture) is surprisingly stable and can be isolated on a macroscopic scale when a large counteraction is present. The structure was determined by X-ray diffraction and compared with theoretically obtained data. The unequivocal identification was supported by Raman, IR, and 14N/15N NMR spectroscopic studies. The structure and bonding are discussed on the basis of MO and NBO analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1904-1907
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 18 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Ab initio calculations
  • Bond theory
  • Structure elucidation
  • Thiazyl dichloride
  • Vibrational spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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