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Sulfur–nitrogen chains: rational and irrational behaviour


Poly(sulfur nitride), [SN]x, was the first example of a polymeric metal, and the discovery of its superconducting properties in 1973 fuelled a generation of research into the areas of sulfur–nitrogen chemistry and molecular conductors. The synthesis, structure and properties of [SN]x now form part of many undergraduate courses and it is an often cited textbook example. Now, in the 1990s, small fragments of [SN]x may prove useful as molecular wires in the development of nanoscale technology. Although the preparations of many thiazyl chains can be carried out in a rational high-yielding manner, it is the diverse reaction chemistry, which often involves unexpected changes in the chain size, which provides one of the most rewarding and stimulating aspects of this area.

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Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/CS9972600053
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 1997,26, 53-61
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    Sulfur–nitrogen chains: rational and irrational behaviour

    J. M. Rawson and J. J. Longridge, Chem. Soc. Rev., 1997, 26, 53
    DOI: 10.1039/CS9972600053

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