Received 26 April 2011
The title compound, [Co(C4H13N3)2][InCl6], was synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. In the cation, the Co-N bond lengths lie in the range 1.967 (2)-1.9684 (15) Å. In the anion, the InIII atom is coordinated by six Cl atoms resulting in a slightly distorted octahedral geometry. Both metal atoms are located on special positions of site symmetry 2/m. Furthermore, one Cl atom and one N atom are located on a mirror plane. N-HCl hydrogen bonds between cations and anions consolidate the crystal packing.
For the use of chiral metal complexes as templates in the synthesis of open-framework metal phosphates and germanates, see: Stalder & Wilkinson (1997); Wang et al. (2003a,b); Pan et al. (2005, 2008). For the introduction of chiral metal complexes into coordination polymers, see: Pan et al. (2010a,b, 2011); Tong & Pan (2011). For In-Cl bond lengths in other hexachloridoindium compounds, see: Rothammel et al. (1998).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2002); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2002); data reduction: SAINT; 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: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: VM2092 ).
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