Received 17 December 2009
aDepartment of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, 847 Monroe Avenue, Suite 227A, Memphis, TN 38163, USA,bSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Department of Structrual Biology, MS311, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105-2794, USA, and cDepartment of Chemistry, University of Memphis, 213 Smith Chemistry Building, Memphis, TN 38152-3550, USA
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The structure of the title compound, [Cr(C10H12O2)(CO)3], is presented. The distorted piano-stool geometry features an off-center Cr(CO)3 fragment which reduces contact with the dioxolane ring. The dioxolane ring, in twisted conformation, is syn-oriented towards the Cr(CO)3 moiety.
Data collection: PROTEUM2 (Bruker, 2005); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 1998); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 1997) and RASTER3D (Merritt & Bacon, 1997); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 1999).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: KP2246 ).
CBD acknowledges stipend support provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology grant No. 70NANB4H1093 and the National Science Foundation grant No. CHE-0227475. Support of this research by the Cancer Center Support CORE grant No. P30 CA-21765 and the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) is gratefully acknowledged on behalf of CRR. CBD is also thankful to Professor Duane Miller for his support while writing this paper. Tragically, Charles Ross died before the publication of this paper. His contribution to this work and several others including the doctoral dissertation of CBD is greatly appreciated.
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