Received 26 October 2012
In the title solvated phosphonium salt, C34H40P+·Cl-·2CHCl3, the two cyclohexyl and two 1-naphthylmethyl groups at the P atom are in a distorted tetrahedral arrangement [105.26 (6)-113.35 (6)°]. Both cyclohexyl rings adopt a chair conformation. The dihedral angle between the naphthyl ring systems is 74.08 (3)°.
A multitude of phosphonium salts are known in the literature. For some examples of the type [PR'2R''2]X (R' = Me, R'' = Ph, X = I), see: Staples et al. (1995); Dornhaus et al. (2005), (R' = Me, R'' = Ph, X = Br), see: Staples et al. (1995) and (R' = Me, R'' = fluoren-9-yl, X = I), see: Brady et al. (2000).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2011); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: XP in SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: PK2454 ).
We thank Dr W. Baumann, and Mrs S. Buchholz (both of LIKAT) for their support.
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