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Acta Cryst. (2009). E65, m224  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536809002359 ]

Tetrachlorido(1,10-phenanthroline-[kappa]2N,N')platinum(IV) acetonitrile hemisolvate

N.-H. Kim, I.-C. Hwang and K. Ha

Abstract: The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [PtCl4(C12H8N2)]·0.5CH3CN, contains two crystallographically independent PtIV complexes with very similar geometry and one solvent molecule. In the complexes, each PtIV ion is six-coordinated in a distorted octahedral environment by two N atoms of the 1,10-phenanthroline ligand and four Cl atoms. Because 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 numerous intermolecular [pi]-[pi] interactions between six-membered rings, with a shortest centroid-to-centroid distance of 3.654 Å. There are also weak intra- and intermolecular C-H...Cl hydrogen bonds.

Online 23 January 2009

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