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ISSN: 2053-2296

November 1998 issue

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Cover illustration: An Oxomolybdenum(V) Cluster, [Mo8O16(OCH3)8(C5H5N)4], see Modec et al., pages 1573-1575. Displacement ellipsoids are shown at the 30% probability level and H atoms have been omitted for clarity.

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The structure of tetrakis(methylammonium) hexachloroindate chloride, originally determined by Schlimper & Ziegler [Z. Naturforsch. Teil B (1972), 27, 377-379], has been redetermined and compared with the redetermination of Knop et al. [Can. J. Chem. (1987), 65, 1527-1555].

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The title compound, ammonium manganese(II) digallium tris(phosphate) dihydrate, consists of GaO5, MnO6 and PO4 polyhedra linked to form a three-dimensional framework containing channels in which the NH4+ cations reside.

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The Cr octahedron is slightly distorted with the bond Cr-C opposite the P atom shortened to 1.845 (2) Å. The geometry of the P4 ring is not influenced by the addition of Cr(CO)5 and the cyclohexyl residues reveal an all-trans configuration.

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The title compound was structurally characterized in an attempt to relate molecular structure properties with oxidative catalytic and high-affinity ligand-binding properties.

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The title compound belongs to the family of sterically crowded alkenes. The molecule has a normal C3-C4 double-bond length of 1.3686 (14) Å and the torsion angles around this bond are in good agreement with the results of force-field calculations.

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The structure of the p-nitrobenzoate title compound was required for stereochemical assignments of the precursor alcohol which was used in the stereoselective synthesis of the natural product paeonilactone B.

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The addition compound of 1-methylimidazole with triphenylboron contains an approximately tetrahedrally coordinated B atom, with a B-N distance of 1.628 (5) Å and B-C bond lengths averaging 1.628 Å.

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The structure and stereochemistry of the title compound, the enantiomer of the compound reported previously by Low et al. [Acta Cryst. (1995), C51, 2141-2143], are reported.

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The structure of a new Cu-Zn bimetallic compound, poly[ammineaqua-di-μ2-cyano-μ3-cyano-copper(I)zinc(II)], is built up of infinite double sheets. Each sheet corresponds to a hexagonal network, with Zn and Cu atoms occupying alternate corners of the hexagons and cyano groups forming the edges. The sheets are connected into pairs by weaker Cu-C bonds completing the trigonal pyramidal coordination geometry of copper(I).

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BaCo2(PO4)2 contains BaO12 polyhedra, CoO6 octahedra and PO4 tetrahedra. Edge-sharing octahedra are a feature of its layered crystal structure which is isostructural with that of BaNi2(AsO4)2.

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The structure determination of K6[As6V15O42(H2O)].6H2O shows the heteropolyanion to have D3 symmetry.

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Single crystals of NaV2O5 are found to be centrosymmetric. The structure consists of edge- and corner-sharing V2O5 square pyramids. This structure allows only one V position in the asymmetric unit and V is therefore non-integer valent.

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The structure of cobalt lithium orthoborate, LiCoBO3, is isotypic with those of LiMgBO3, LiMnBO3 and LiZnBO3. It is built up from CoO5 trigonal bipyramids, LiO4 tetrahedra and BO3 planar groups.

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A cobalt-substituted aluminophosphate, Co0.65Al0.35PO4, with the zeolite gismondine topology encapsulating hydrogen-bonded (O⋯N) ethylenediamine is reported.





























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