Transition Metal Complexes with Organoazide Ligands: Synthesis, Structural Chemistry, and Reactivity.

A drastically enhanced stability is observed for organoazides (RN3 ) in the presence of Cu2+ or Pd2+ when the azido group is included in a ligand system chelating the transition metal ions. X-ray structure analysis of such complexes (the structure of a cyclohexaneazide palladium complex is depicted) confirms that the alkylated nitrogen atom of the N3 moiety… CONTINUE READING