Acta Cryst. (2009). E65, m230 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536809002694 ]
Abstract: In the title complex, [PtCl4(C12H8N2)]·H2O, the Pt4+ ion is six-coordinated in a distorted octahedral environment by two N atoms of a 1,10-phenanthroline ligand and by four Cl atoms. As a result of the different trans effects of the N and Cl atoms, the Pt-Cl bonds trans to the N atom are slightly shorter than those trans to the Cl atom. The compound displays intermolecular - interactions between the six-membered rings, with a centroid-centroid distance of 3.834 Å. There are also weak intramolecular C-HCl hydrogen bonds. According to the IR spectrum, solvent water was present in the crystal, but owing to the high thermal motion of the uncoordinated O atom, the H atoms could not be detected.
Online 28 January 2009
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