A benzene-rich pseudopolymorph of bis-[μ-1,3-bis-(penta-fluoro-phen-yl) prop-ane-1,3-dionato]-K3 O,O′:O′;K3 O:O,O′-bis-{aqua[1,3-bis-(penta-fluoro-phen-yl)propane-1,3-dionato-K 2 O,O′]nickel(II)} benzene tetra-solvate

Akiko Hori, Masaya Mizutani

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The title complex comprises two Ni2+ ions, four fluorinated ligands and two water mol-ecules in a centrosymmetric dinuclear complex. This compound was crystallized from benzene-CH2Cl2, and two types of crystals, viz. the title benzene tetra-solvate, [Ni2(C 15HF10O2)4(H2O) 2]·4C6H6, (I), and the previously reported benzene disolvate, [Ni2(C15HF10O 2)4(H2O)2]·2C 6H6, (II) [Hori et al. (2009). Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn, 82, 96-98], were obtained as pseudopolymorphs. In the crystal structure of (I), the four benzene solvent mol-ecules inter-act closely with all the penta-fluoro-phenyl groups of the complex through arene-perfluoro-arene inter-actions. The mol-ecular structures of the two compounds show essentially the same conformation, although the benzene mol-ecules are accommodated in a columnar packing in (I), while they are isolated from each other in (II).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m415-m417
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 18
Externally publishedYes

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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