Received 13 October 2008
The title compound, [Fe(C12H8N2)3][Fe2Cl6O]·0.5CH3CH2OH, consists of one [Fe(phen)3]2+ cation (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline), one [Fe2Cl6O]2- anion and one half-molecule of ethanol. In the cation, the FeII atom is coordinated by six N atoms from three phen ligands in a distorted octahedral geometry. In the bent anion, two FeIII atoms are connected by a bridging oxide O atom [bridging angle = 160.6 (4)°], and each FeIII atom is also coordinated by three Cl atoms, completing a distorted tetrahedral geometry.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; 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: HY2160 ).
This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (grant No. 50873093).
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