Received 7 August 2013
In the title compound, [ReCl(C16H18N4)(CO)3], the ReI ion is coordinated in a distorted octahedral geometry by one Cl atom, two N atoms of the bidentate ligand and three carbonyl groups. The cyclohexane group is orientated in a transoid fashion with respect to the chloride ligand. In the crystal, N-HCl hydrogen bonds link complex molecules, forming a two-dimensional network parallel to (100).
For a review of the photophysical properties of Re-polypyridyl complexes, see: Coleman et al. (2008). For the synthesis of [Re(3,3'-diamino-2,2'-bipyridine)(CO)3Cl] and for the preparation of oxo-steroid derivatives of [Re(3,3'-diamino-2,2'-bipyridine)(CO)3Cl], see: Bullock et al. (2012). For the reaction of [Re(3,3'-diamino-2,2'-bipyridine)(CO)3Cl] with ketones, see: Clayton et al. (2008). For the structure of the cyclopentane analogue of the title compound, see: Clegg et al. (2013).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: OLEX2 (Dolomanov et al., 2009); software used to prepare material for publication: OLEX2.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LH5645 ).
The authors wish to thank the University of Huddersfield for financial support.
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