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Liquid Azide Salts

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posted on 05.05.2008, 00:00 by Stefan Schneider, Tommy Hawkins, Michael Rosander, Jeffrey Mills, Adam Brand, Leslie Hudgens, Greg Warmoth, Ashwani Vij
Ionic liquid azides from azidoethyl, alkyl, and alkenyl substituted derivatives of 1,2,4- and 1,2,3-amino-triazoles were prepared and examined for the first time to investigate their structural and physical properties. All reported salts possess melting points below 100 °C. The unique character of these newly discovered ionic liquid azides is based upon the fact that these molecules are not simple protonated salts like previously reported substituted hydrazinium azides. The presence of quaternary nitrogen confers both thermal stability and negligible volatility.