Date Published: April 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Yan Meng.
The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Cs2(C2N10)]n, comprises a Cs+ cation, and one-half of a 5,5′-diazenediylditetrazolide anion. The Cs+ cation is six-coordinated by N atoms from six 5,5′-diazenediylditetrazolide ligands. Each 5,5′-diazenediylditetrazolide ligand is surrounded by 12 Cs+ cations, coordinating through ten N atoms. The Cs+ cations are arranged in a chain along the a-axis direction with a Cs⋯Cs separation of 4.4393 (10) Å. Such coordination leads to the formation of the three-dimensional framework.
For applications of 5,5′-diazenediylditetrazolide salts, see: Hammerl et al. (2001 ▶). For the synthesis of sodium 5,5′-diazenediylditetrazolide, see: Thiele (1892 ▶). For the synthesis and characterization of alkali and alkaline earth metal salts of 5,5′-diazenediylditetrazolide, see: Hammerl et al. (2002 ▶); Steinhauser et al. (2009 ▶). For Cs—N bond lengths, see: Ebespächer et al. (2009 ▶).