The Molecular Structure of 1,3,5,7- Tetra(tert-butyl)-2,4,6,8-tetraazidoborazocine [1]

Heinrich Nöth
2009 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. B, A journal of chemical sciences  
The tetra(tert-butyl)-tetraazido-borazocine, 1, has the expected tub shape as determined for (SCNB=NtBu)4. However, it crystallizes in the triclinic system and shows no symmetry element in contrast to the isothiocyanato derivate which has C2 symmetry. There are two kinds of BN bonds which alter from long to short (average 1.491 and 1.388 A° ). The BN bond lengths to the azido groups are, on average, 1.486 °A. All B and N atoms of the ring reside in a trigonal planar environment. The B-N-N bond
more » ... nt. The B-N-N bond angles are close to 120◦ showing that the central nitrogen atom can be considered as sp2-hybridized. The N-N-N bond angles are on average 173.6◦. The two sets of the opposite B2N2 planes include an angle of 114.8◦. The atoms of the azido groups are almost coplanar with the respective NBN planes. This together with the short BN(N2) bond lengths indicates that these azido groups are π-bonded to their corresponding boron atom.
doi:10.1515/znb-2009-0516 fatcat:bdppe5c7bfe5lpy3m3oev6cbvy