Received 3 April 2012
The title compound, trans-[PdCl2(C16H13PS)2], forms a monomeric complex with a trans-square-planar geometry. The Pd-P bond lengths are 2.3387 (11) Å, as the Pd atom lies on an inversion point, while the Pd-Cl bond lengths are 2.2950 (12) Å.
For a review on related compounds, see: Spessard & Miessler (1996). For the synthesis of the starting materials, see: Drew & Doyle (1990). For (R3P)2PdCl2 compounds with consanguinities, see: Muller & Meijboom (2010); Meijboom (2011); Burgoyne et al. (2012); Ogutu & Meijboom, (2011). For their applications, see: Bedford et al. (2004).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT-Plus and XPREP (Bruker, 2007); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: DIAMOND (Brandenburg & Putz, 2005); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 1999).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HB6729 ).
ARB thanks the University of Johannesburg and the South African National Research Foundation for financial support.
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