Nitrogen Selenide
Title: Nitrogen Selenide
CAS Registry Number: 12033-88-4
CAS Name: Selenium nitride
Molecular Formula: N4Se4
Molecular Weight: 371.87
Percent Composition: N 15.07%, Se 84.93%
Literature References: Prepd by passing dry ammonia over selenium tetrachloride: Wöhler, Bull. Soc. Chim. [1] 1, 25 (1859); by treating a dil soln of selenium oxychloride in benzene with dry ammonia and washing the precipitate with water and potassium cyanide: Lenher, Wolesensky, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 29, 215 (1907); by the action of dry ammonia on a dilute soln of selenium monochloride in carbon disulfide: van Valkenburg, Bailar, ibid. 47, 2134 (1925); by the action of dry ammonia on diethyl selenite or dimethyl selenite dissolved in benzene and washing with potassium cyanide: Strecker, Schwarzkopf, Z. Anorg. Chem. 221, 193 (1934); by reacting anhydr, liquid ammonia with selenium dioxide: Jander, Doetsch, Ber. 93, 561 (1960). Crystal structure: Baernighausen et al., Acta Crystallogr. 15, 615 (1962); 21, 571 (1966).
Properties: Orange-red, amorphous powder or monoclinic crystals. d 4.2. Very hygroscopic. Explosive. Sparingly sol in carbon disulfide, benzene, acetic acid; insol in water, ether, abs alc.
Density: d 4.2

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