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Volume 68 
Part 12 
Pages m1563-m1564  
December 2012  

Received 24 November 2012
Accepted 26 November 2012
Online 30 November 2012

Key indicators
Single-crystal X-ray study
T = 100 K
Mean [sigma](C-C) = 0.005 Å
R = 0.040
wR = 0.098
Data-to-parameter ratio = 23.3
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trans-Di-[mu]-chlorido-bis{chlorido[tris(3,5-dimethylphenyl)phosphane-[kappa]P]palladium(II)} dichloromethane monosolvate

aResearch Centre for Synthesis and Catalysis, Department of Chemistry, University of Johannesburg (APK Campus), PO Box 524, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2006, South Africa
Correspondence e-mail: mullera@uj.ac.za

In the dimeric title compound, [Pd2Cl4{P(C8H9)3}2]·CH2Cl2, the metal complex molecule is situated about an inversion centre and is accompanied by a dichloromethane solvent molecule situated on a twofold rotation axis. The PdII atom has a slightly distorted square-planar coordination sphere. The effective cone angle for the tris(3,5-dimethylphenyl)phosphane ligand was calculated to be 169°. In the crystal, the metal complex and solvent molecules are linked via C-H...Cl interactions, generating chains along [10-2]. There are also C-H...[pi] and weak [pi]-[pi] interactions present [centroid-centroid distance = 3.990 (2) Å, plane-plane distance = 3.6352 (15) Å and ring slippage = 1.644 Å], forming of a three-dimensional structure.

Related literature

For background on catalysis of palladium compounds, see: Bedford et al. (2004[Bedford, R. B., Cazin, C. S. J. & Holder, D. (2004). Coord. Chem. Rev. 248, 2283-2321.]). For the synthesis of the starting materials, see: Drew & Doyle (1990[Drew, D. & Doyle, J. R. (1990). Inorg. Synth. 28, 346-349.]). For a description of the Cambridge Structural Database, see: Allen (2002[Allen, F. H. (2002). Acta Cryst. B58, 380-388.]). For background on cone angles, see: Tolman (1977[Tolman, C. A. (1977). Chem. Rev. 77, 313-348.]); Otto (2001[Otto, S. (2001). Acta Cryst. C57, 793-795.]).

[Scheme 1]

Experimental

Crystal data
  • [Pd2Cl4(C24H27P)2]·CH2Cl2

  • Mr = 1132.38

  • Monoclinic, P 2/c

  • a = 14.747 (2) Å

  • b = 9.1038 (13) Å

  • c = 21.376 (3) Å

  • [beta] = 117.576 (8)°

  • V = 2543.8 (6) Å3

  • Z = 2

  • Mo K[alpha] radiation

  • [mu] = 1.12 mm-1

  • T = 100 K

  • 0.19 × 0.16 × 0.13 mm

Data collection
  • Bruker APEX DUO 4K-CCD diffractometer

  • Absorption correction: multi-scan (SADABS; Bruker, 2008[Bruker (2008). SADABS, SAINT and XPREP. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]) Tmin = 0.816, Tmax = 0.868

  • 30952 measured reflections

  • 6349 independent reflections

  • 4776 reflections with I > 2[sigma](I)

  • Rint = 0.071

Refinement
  • R[F2 > 2[sigma](F2)] = 0.040

  • wR(F2) = 0.098

  • S = 1.03

  • 6349 reflections

  • 273 parameters

  • H-atom parameters constrained

  • [Delta][rho]max = 0.90 e Å-3

  • [Delta][rho]min = -1.12 e Å-3

Table 1
Hydrogen-bond geometry (Å, °)

Cg1 and Cg2 are the centroids of rings C17-C19/C21/C22/C24 and C9-C11/C13/C14/C16, respectively.

D-H...A D-H H...A D...A D-H...A
C25-H25A...Cl2 0.99 2.82 3.733 (4) 154
C21-H21...Cl1i 0.95 2.85 3.693 (4) 148
C5-H5...Cg1ii 0.95 2.95 3.847 (5) 159
C15-H15A...Cg2iii 0.99 2.79 3.620 (5) 143
Symmetry codes: (i) [-x+1, y, -z+{\script{1\over 2}}]; (ii) -x+2, -y+1, -z+1; (iii) -x+1, -y+2, -z+1.

Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2011[Bruker (2011). APEX2. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2008[Bruker (2008). SADABS, SAINT and XPREP. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); data reduction: SAINT and XPREP (Bruker, 2008[Bruker (2008). SADABS, SAINT and XPREP. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); program(s) used to solve structure: SIR97 (Altomare et al., 1999[Altomare, A., Burla, M. C., Camalli, M., Cascarano, G. L., Giacovazzo, C., Guagliardi, A., Moliterni, A. G. G., Polidori, G. & Spagna, R. (1999). J. Appl. Cryst. 32, 115-119.]); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); molecular graphics: DIAMOND (Brandenburg & Putz, 2005[Brandenburg, K. & Putz, H. (2005). DIAMOND. Crystal Impact GbR, Bonn, Germany.]); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010[Westrip, S. P. (2010). J. Appl. Cryst. 43, 920-925.]) and WinGX (Farrugia, 2012[Farrugia, L. J. (2012). J. Appl. Cryst. 45, 849-854.]).


Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SU2534 ).


Acknowledgements

Financial assistance from the Research Fund of the University of Johannesburg is gratefully acknowledged. Mrs Z. Phasha is thanked for the data collection.

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Acta Cryst (2012). E68, m1563-m1564   [ doi:10.1107/S1600536812048556 ]

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