Acta Cryst. (2005). E61, m2196-m2197 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536805030643 ]
Abstract: In the title compound, [Re(C10H8N2)(C6H15O3P)2(CO)2]PF6, the carbonyl ligands are mutually cis and lie trans to the N donors of the 2,2'-bipyridyl ligand, while the triethoxyphosphine ligands are mutually trans. The ReI centres exhibit approximate octahedral coordination, the major distortions from which arise from the narrow bite angle of the 2,2'-bipyridyl ligand which is expressed in the N-Re-N angles of 74.0 (3) and 74.3 (3)°. There are two cations and two anions in the asymmetric unit. The title compound is of interest because it has been shown to be a photocatalyst for CO2 reduction [Ishitani, George, Ibusuki, Johnson, Koike, Nozaki, Pac, Turner & Westwell (1994). Inorg. Chem. 33, 4712-4717].
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