Received 15 May 2010
The reaction of 4-fluoroaniline hydrochloride, 18-crown-6 and ferric chloride in methanolic solution yields the title compound, (C6H7FN)[FeCl4]·C12H24O6, which has an unusual supramolecular structure. N-HO hydrogen-bonding interactions between the NH3+ substituents of the 4-fluoroanilinium cations and the O atoms of the crown ether molecules result in a rotator-stator-like structure.
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku, 2005); cell refinement: CrystalClear; data reduction: CrystalClear; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: PRPKAPPA (Ferguson, 1999).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: IM2203 ).
The authors thank the start-up projects for Postdoctoral Research Funds of Southeast University (grant No. 1112000047) and the starter fund of Southeast University for financial support to buy the X-ray diffractometer.
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