Received 26 January 2013
aKey Laboratory of Eco-Environment-Related Polymer Materials of the Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials of Gansu Province, Key Laboratory of Bioelectrochemistry & Environmental Analysis of Gansu Province, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, People's Republic of China
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The asymmetric unit of the title salt, (C8H10N3)[FeCl4], contains one 1,3-dimethyl-1H-1,2,3-benzotriazol-3-ium cation and one tetrachloridoferrate anion. The FeIII atom in the anion is tetrahedrally coordinated by four Cl atoms. In the crystal, interactions are observed between the Cl atoms and the triazolium ring [Clcentroid distances = 3.587 (3) and 3.866 (3) Å].
Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Oxford Diffraction, 2012); cell refinement: CrysAlis PRO; data reduction: CrysAlis PRO; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: 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: HY2615 ).
We are thankful for support of this study by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant No. J0730425) and the Gansu Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (grant No. 0710RJZA113).
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