Recent developments in the chemistry of metal oxopolyazides.


Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661, USA. [Email]


The recent acomplished syntheses of novel metal oxopolyazides VO(N3)3, NbO(N3)3, NbO(N3)3·2CH3CN, MoO(N3)3, MoO(N3)3·2CH3CN, WO(N3)4, WO(N3)4·CH3CN, MoO2(N3)2, MoO2(N3)2·2CH3CN, WO2(N3)2, WO2(N3)2·2CH3CN and UO2(N3)2·CH3CN by the author is reviewed. The conversion of the compounds into 2,2'-bipyridine donor adducts and oxaazido metallates is discribed. The properties and X-ray crystal structures of the metal oxopolyazides are compared and discussed.