Phosphorus mononitride

Space-filling model of the PN molecule

Phosphorus mononitride is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula PN. Containing only phosphorus and nitrogen, this material is classified as a binary nitride.

It is the first identified phosphorus compound in the interstellar medium.[1]

It is important molecule in interstellar medium and the atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn.[2]

See also


  1. Turner, B. E.; John Bally (1987), "Detection of interstellar PN - The first identified phosphorus compound in the interstellar medium", Astrophysical Journal Letters, 321 (1): L75–L79, Bibcode:1987ApJ...321L..75T, doi:10.1086/185009
  2. Viana, Rommel B.; Priscila S.S. Pereira (2009), "A quantum chemical study on the formation of phosphorus mononitride", Chemical Physics, 363 (1-3): 49–58, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2009.07.008
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