Received 5 June 2011
aKey Laboratory of Polymer Materials of Gansu Province, Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, Gansu, People's Republic of China, and bDepartment of Chemistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The anion of the title salt, 2C4H12N+·S2O32-·4H2O, possesses approximate C3v symmetry. The water molecules themselves engage in hydrogen bonding, forming a ribbon running along the a axis; adjacent chains are linked to the thiosulfate anions by hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network. The cavities in the network are occupied by the tetramethylammonium counter ions.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: X-SEED (Barbour, 2001); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: XU5240 ).
We thank Northwest Normal University, China, and the University of Malaya for supporting this study.
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