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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, m98
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813000433 ]


L. Sun, S. Zhang and Q. Song

Abstract: In the neutral mononuclear iridium(III) title compound, [Ir(C8H7ClNO)(C11H8N)2], the IrIII atom adopts an octahedral geometry, and is coordinated by two 2-phenylpyridyl ligands and one anionic 4-chloroacetanilide ligand. The 2-phenylpyridyl ligands are arranged in a cis-C,C' and cis-N,N' fashion. Each 2-phenylpyridyl ligand forms a five-membered ring with the IrIII atom. The 2-phenylpyridyl planes are perpendicular to each other [dihedral angle = 89.9 (1)°]. The Ir-C and Ir-N bond lengths are comparable to those reported for related iridium(III) 2-phenylpyridyl complexes. The remaining two coordination sites are occupied by the amidate N and O atoms, which form a four-membered ring with the iridium atom (Ir-N-C-O). The amidate plane is nearly perpendicular to both 2-phenylpyridyl ligands [dihedral angles = 87.8 (2) and 88.3 (2)°].

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