Received 26 March 2008
The structure of the title compound, [Dy(C8H22B4Si2)Cl(C6H16N2)], reveals that a center of symmetry exists within the dimeric half-sandwich units. Within each half-sandwich, the DyIII ion is coordinated by the five-membered ring of the carborane, tetramethylethylenediamine and the chloride ion.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2003); cell refinement: SMART and SAINT (Bruker, 2003); data reduction: SAINT (Bruker, 2003); program(s) used to solve structure: SIR97 (Altomare et al., 1999); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SI2081 ).
This work was supported by Northern Illinois University and by grants from the donors of the Petroleum Research Fund, administered by the American Chemical Society, and the National Science Foundation. JAM thanks the Robert A. Welch Foundation (grant N-1322).
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