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The title compound, C28H26N2Te2, prepared by reduction of (3,5-dimethylphenyl)(2-nitrophenyl)tellurium(II), is the first structurally characterized example of an azo group bridging two TeII centers. The compound is centrosymmetric and the Te—N distance [2.6916 (19) A ° ] is longer than in non-bridging azo compounds.


This version published online 24 June 2005.

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