N2-Cu-F: A complex of dinitrogen and cuprous fluoride characterized by rotational spectroscopy

Simon G. Francis, Steven L. Matthews, Oleg Kh Poleshchuk, Nicholas R. Walker, Anthony C. Legon

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    (Graph Presented) Dinitrogen bound: A compound formed by dinitrogen with cuprous fluoride has been synthesized by laser ablation of a copper rod in the presence of a source of F atoms and N2. The rotational spectrum of 15N2-Cu-F has been assigned, and the rotational, centrifugal, and nuclear hyperfine coupling constants have been determined. These constants and electronic structure calculations give conclusions about the nature of this novel molecule.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6341-6343
    Number of pages3
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number38
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2006



    • Copper
    • Dinitrogen
    • Electronic structure
    • Fluorine
    • Rotational spectroscopy

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    • Chemistry(all)

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