Acta Cryst. (2004). E60, m1362-m1364 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536804021221 ]
Abstract: The title compound, [Ge(C6H5)3(N3)], (I), is monomeric with quasi-tetrahedral geometry around germanium. The azide group (-N-N-N) is disordered. One form has d(N-N) > d(N-N), the other has d(N-N) < d(N-N). In contrast, the mesityl analogue, (II), has d(N-N) > d(N-N). As expected, on going from (I) to (II), angle (C-Ge-C)ave increases while angle (C-Ge-N)ave decreases. However, in contrast to the silicon case, d(Ge-N) and d(Ge-C)ave remain effectively unchanged on going from (I) to (II).
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