Chloro(diethylenetriamine)copper(II) chloride: A disordered quasi-one-dimensional structure

Robin G. Pritchard, Majid Ali, Abdul Munim, Asma Uddin

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    The title structure, [CuCl(C4H13N3)]Cl, consists of alternating [CuCl(dien)]+ (dien is diethylenetriamine) and Cl- ions arranged in quasi-one-dimensional stacks along the crystallographic a axis and forming tetragonally elongated octahedral coordination shells around each Cu atom [equatorial Cu-Cl = 2.2552 (8) Å, and axial Cu-Cl = 2.831 (1) and 3.341 (1) Å]. Crystallographic mirror planes bisect each stack vertically through the Cu, Cl and central N atoms, and horizontally through the [CuCl(dien)]+ cation. The horizontal mirrors lead to each atom in the puckered [CuCl(dien)]+ cations being disordered over two crystallographically equivalent sites. Comparison of the title structure with its Br and I analogues shows a growing influence of hydrogen bonding relative to coordination bonds on traversing the series I <Br <Cl. © 2006 International Union of Crystallography.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)m467-m468
    JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006


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