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January 2012  

Received 7 December 2011
Accepted 17 December 2011
Online 23 December 2011

Key indicators
Single-crystal X-ray study
T = 295 K
Mean [sigma](C-C) = 0.006 Å
R = 0.043
wR = 0.096
Data-to-parameter ratio = 32.3
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Chlorido{2-[(dimethylamino)methyl]phenyl-[kappa]2N,C1}tellurium

aDepartment of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India, and bDepartment of Chemistry, Howard University, 525 College Street NW, Washington, DC 20059, USA
Correspondence e-mail: rbutcher99@yahoo.com

The crystal structure of the title compound, C9H12ClNTe, contains isolated molecules with no close Te...Cl intermolecular contacts and has the same composition as a previously published structure [Engman et al. (2004[Engman, L., Wojton, A., Oleksyn, B. J. & Sliwinski, J. (2004). Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem. 179, 285-292.]). Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem. 179, 285-292]. However, in this case, the compound has crystallized in a centrosymmetric space group, unlike the previously published structure which contained enantiomerically pure chiral molecules. In all other aspects, the metrical parameters are similar. The molecules with a T-shaped coordination environment about the Te atom are linked into dimers by C-H...Cl interactions.

Related literature

For a related structure, see: Engman et al. (2004[Engman, L., Wojton, A., Oleksyn, B. J. & Sliwinski, J. (2004). Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem. 179, 285-292.]). For related syntheses, see: Singh et al. (1990[Singh, H. B., Sudha, N., West, A. A. & Hamor, T. A. (1990). J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans. pp. 907-913.]); Kaur et al. (1995[Kaur, R., Singh, H. B. & Butcher, R. J. (1995). Organometallics, 14, 4755-4763.]).

[Scheme 1]

Experimental

Crystal data
  • C9H12ClNTe

  • Mr = 297.25

  • Monoclinic, P 21 /n

  • a = 6.4514 (6) Å

  • b = 7.0287 (7) Å

  • c = 23.847 (2) Å

  • [beta] = 95.967 (9)°

  • V = 1075.49 (17) Å3

  • Z = 4

  • Mo K[alpha] radiation

  • [mu] = 2.96 mm-1

  • T = 295 K

  • 0.45 × 0.36 × 0.12 mm

Data collection
  • Oxford Diffraction Xcalibur Ruby Gemini diffractometer

  • Absorption correction: multi-scan (CrysAlis PRO; Oxford Diffraction, 2007[Oxford Diffraction (2007). CrysAlis PRO. Oxford Diffraction Ltd, Abingdon, England.]) Tmin = 0.504, Tmax = 1.000

  • 7778 measured reflections

  • 3587 independent reflections

  • 2998 reflections with I > 2[sigma](I)

  • Rint = 0.023

Refinement
  • R[F2 > 2[sigma](F2)] = 0.043

  • wR(F2) = 0.096

  • S = 1.20

  • 3587 reflections

  • 111 parameters

  • H-atom parameters constrained

  • [Delta][rho]max = 2.25 e Å-3

  • [Delta][rho]min = -0.98 e Å-3

Table 1
Selected bond lengths (Å)

Te-C1 2.116 (3)
Te-N 2.355 (3)
Te-Cl 2.5657 (11)

Table 2
Hydrogen-bond geometry (Å, °)

D-H...A D-H H...A D...A D-H...A
C9-H9C...Cli 0.96 2.89 3.822 (5) 163
Symmetry code: (i) -x+1, -y, -z+1.

Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Oxford Diffraction, 2007[Oxford Diffraction (2007). CrysAlis PRO. Oxford Diffraction Ltd, Abingdon, England.]); cell refinement: CrysAlis PRO; data reduction: CrysAlis PRO; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); molecular graphics: XP in SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.


Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: PK2376 ).


Acknowledgements

RJB acknowledges the NSF-MRI program (grant CHE-0619278) for funds to purchase the diffractometer. HBS acknowledges the DST (New Delhi) for funding. PR acknowledges the CSIR for a fellowship.

References

Engman, L., Wojton, A., Oleksyn, B. J. & Sliwinski, J. (2004). Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem. 179, 285-292.  [CrossRef] [ChemPort]
Kaur, R., Singh, H. B. & Butcher, R. J. (1995). Organometallics, 14, 4755-4763.  [CrossRef] [ChemPort]
Oxford Diffraction (2007). CrysAlis PRO. Oxford Diffraction Ltd, Abingdon, England.
Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.  [CrossRef] [details]
Singh, H. B., Sudha, N., West, A. A. & Hamor, T. A. (1990). J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans. pp. 907-913.  [CrossRef]


Acta Cryst (2012). E68, o214  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536811054328 ]

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