Acta Cryst. (2002). E58, m527-m528 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536802015325 ]
Abstract: The crystal structure of (Me3PhN)[HgCl3] contains [(CH3)3(C6H5)N]+ cations and chains of distorted vertex-sharing [HgCl4]2- tetrahedra running parallel to . The tetrahedra around mercury(II) are distorted, exhibiting a [2+2] coordination. Apart from one of the Cl atoms, which is located on a twofold rotation axis, and a pair of symmetry-related methyl C atoms, which are located in general positions, all non H-atoms lie on mirror planes.
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