Received 30 April 2011
In the title complex, [CuCl(C3H4N2)(C18H15P)2], the coordination geometry around CuI is distorted tetrahedral formed by two triphenylphosphane ligands, an imidazole ligand and a chloride group. An intramolecular C-HCl interaction occurs. The crystal packing is stabilized by intermolecular N-HCl hydrogen bonds, which form an extended chain parallel to .
For standard bond lengths, see: Allen et al. (1987). For background to the use of imidazole-derived ligands in coordination chemistry, see, for example: Trofimenko (1993); Sadimenko & Basson (1996); Pettinari (2001); Hossaini Sadr et al. (2005); Kitajima (1992); Kitajima et al. (1989).
Data collection: X-AREA (Stoe & Cie, 2009); cell refinement: X-AREA; data reduction: X-AREA; 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 and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: JH2287 ).
This research was supported by research fund No. 403/313 from Azarbaijan University of Tarbiat Moallem (MHS and BS).
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