Received 24 October 2012
In the title compound, [PtCl2(C21H21O3P)2]·2C3H6O, the asymmetric unit contains a PtII ion situated on an inversion center, one chloride anion, one tris(4-methoxylphenyl)phosphane (L) ligand and one acetone solvent molecule. The PtII ion is coordinated by two P atoms [Pt-P = 2.3196 (5) Å] from two L ligands and two chloride anions [Pt-Cl = 2.3075 (5) Å] in a distorted square-planar geometry with P-Pt-Cl angles of 88.016 (16) and 91.984 (16)°. The effective cone angle of the phosphane ligand was calculated to be 156°. Weak C-HO and C-HCl hydrogen bonds hold molecules together.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2011); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2008); data reduction: SAINT and XPREP (Bruker, 2008); program(s) used to solve structure: SIR97 (Altomare et al., 1999); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: DIAMOND (Brandenburg & Putz, 2005); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010) and WinGX (Farrugia, 2012).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: CV5352 ).
Research Fund of the University of Johannesburg is gratefully acknowledged.
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