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Acta Cryst. (2012). E68, m1508-m1509
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536812046971 ]

trans-Dichloridobis{tris[4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]phosphane-[kappa]P}palladium(II) dichloromethane monosolvate

W. L. Davis and A. Muller

Abstract: The title compound, [PdCl2(C21H12F9P)2]·CH2Cl2, crystallizes with two independent complex molecules (each having the PdII atom situated on an inversion centre) and a dichloromethane molecule in the asymmetric unit. The independent PdII atoms are in perfectly linear orientations of the ligands in mutually trans positions, but distortions of the Cl-Pd-P angles ranging from 86.151 (19) to 93.849 (19)° are evident. The effective cone angles for the tris[4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]phosphane ligand were calculated to be 159 and 161°. In the crystal, weak C-H...Cl/F interactions create a three-dimensional supramolecular network. Loose packing at two of the -CF3 groups resulted in large thermal vibrations which were treated as two-component disorders [occupancy ratios 0.50:0.50 and 0.628 (15):0.372 (15)].

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