The reactions of hexachlorocyclotriphosphazatriene, N3P3Cl6, with N2O2-donor type coronands (diaza-crown ethers) 1-3 afford novel monotopic 4-7 and ditopic 8-10 spiro-crypta phosphazenes, respectively. It has been observed that the reactions of N3P3Cl6 with I equivalent amount of coronands 1-3 yield only monotopic spiro-derivatives, while three equivalent amount of coronands 2 and 3 give dominantly ditopic dispiro-crypta-phosphazene skeletons. On the other hand, the P-31 NMR spectrum of 8 indicates that the ditopic spiro-ansa phosphazene 10 is present besides the ditopic dispiro derivative 8. Unexpectedly, the reaction of 6 with excess amount of pyrrolidine leads to the formation of geminal product 7. The P-31 NMR spectra of 4, 5, 6 and 10 indicate that all of these compounds have anisochronism. The structures of 5, 8 and 9 have been determined by X-ray crystallography. The relative radii of macrocyclic hole sizes of 5, 8 and 9 are calculated from the crystallographic results. The relationships between the exocyclic NPN and endocyclic NPN bond angles of the analogous compounds with delta P-shifts of NPN phosphorus atoms have been discussed. Thus, sums of the bond angles around the nitrogen atoms are in the range of [342.7(2)degrees-354.4(2)degrees], showing that the nitrogen atoms have pyramidal configurations. The pyramidal configuration gives rise to stereogenic properties. The salient spectroscopic features [FTIR, H-1, C-13, P-31 NMR, HETCOR (for 5 and 7) and MS] of all the compounds are presented. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.