Core Electron Binding Energies of Cyclotriphosphazenes and Cyclotetraphosphazenes

S. C. Avanzino, W. L. Jolly, T. F. Schaaf, H. R. Allcock

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The core electron binding energies of (NPF2)3, (NPF2)4, (NPCl2)3, (NPCl2)4, and [NP(CH3)2]4 have been determined in the gas phase by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The data show a reasonable correlation with the elecronegativities of the substituent groups. On going from (NPF2)4 to (NPF2)3 or from (NPCl2)4 to (NPCl2)3, the binding energies increase by only 0.22 eV or less. This near-constancy of the binding energies suggests that the degree π bonding is similar in the trimers and tetramers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2046-2048
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 1977

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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