Received 4 June 2013
aInstitute of Molecular Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Anhui University of Technology, Ma'anshan, Anhui 243002, People's Republic of China, and bDepartment of Applied Chemistry, School of Petrochemical Engineering, Changzhou University, Jiangsu 213164, People's Republic of China
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The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C38H34Cl2O2Te2·H2O, contains two independent TeIV cations, each coordinated by three phenyl ligands, two Cl- anions and one acetic acid molecule in a distorted octahedral C3Cl2O geometry; the longer TeCl distances ranging from 3.2007 (11) to 3.4407 (11) Å and the longer TeO distances of 3.067 (3) and 3.113 (3) Å indicate the weak bridge coordination. The Cl- anion and acetic acid molecule bridge the two independent TeIV cations, forming the dimeric complex molecule, in which the TeTe separation is 3.7314 (4) Å. In the crystal, the water molecules of crystallization link the TeIV complex molecules into chains running along the b-axis direction via O-HO and O-HCl hydrogen bonds.
For background to organotelluronium salts: see: Collins et al. (1988); Oilunkaniemi et al. (2001); Ziolo & Extine (1980); Ziolo & Troup (1979); Zhou et al. (1994). For related structures, see: Jeske et al. (1996); Oilunkaniemi et al. (2001). For a description of the Cambridge Structural Database, see: Allen (2002).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: XU5713 ).
This project was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (90922008).
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