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Acta Cryst. (2012). E68, m1405-m1406
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536812043437 ]

Hexakis([mu]3-1-methylthiourea-[kappa]3S:S:S)hexakis[iodidocopper(I)]

S. Ahmad, M. Mufakkar, I. U. Khan, H.-K. Fun and A. Waheed

Abstract: The title compound, [Cu6I6(C2H6N2S)6], was obtained from the reaction of copper(I) iodide with N-methylthiourea (Metu) in equimolar amounts in acetonitile. The complex consists of two six-membered trinuclear Cu3S3I3 cores that combine through triply bridging Metu, forming a hexanuclear core which has -3 symmetry. The CuII atom is coordinated by three S atoms of Metu and one iodide ion in a distorted tetrahedral geometry. The crystal structure is stabilized by N-H...I hydrogen bonds and cuprophilic interactions [Cu...Cu = 3.0264 (9) Å].


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