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ISSN: 2053-2296

January 2000 issue

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Cover illustration: The layer structure of bis(tetrahydrothiophene-S)gold(I) benzene-1,2-disulfonimidate, p. 56.


Acta Cryst. (2000). C56, 1
doi: 10.1107/S0108270199016418

inorganic compounds

Acta Cryst. (2000). C56, 2-4
doi: 10.1107/S0108270199011956
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The crystal structure of Rb4Zr3Te16 consists of infinite one-dimensional chains of [Zr3Te16]n4n− separated from each other by Rb+ cations. Within the chain, each Zr atom is surrounded by eight Te atoms to give a distorted bicapped trigonal prism polyhedron.

Acta Cryst. (2000). C56, 5-6
doi: 10.1107/S0108270199012184
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The structure of K2[Al2Sb2O7] consists of [Al2Sb2O7]2− layers containing Al3+ in a nearly regular tetrahedral and Sb3+ in a Ψ-tetrahedral environment of O ligands.

metal-organic compounds

organic compounds

international union of crystallography

electronic papers (inorganic compounds)

Acta Cryst. (2000). C56, e1-e2
doi: 10.1107/S0108270199016017
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BiSeI crystals were obtained by a chemical-transport reaction and were shown to be of the centrosymmetric SbSI structure type.

electronic papers (metal-organic compounds)

Acta Cryst. (2000). C56, e3
doi: 10.1107/S010827019901598X
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The crystal and molecular structures of (PhCMe2CH2)4Sn at 150 K are essentially the same as those at 293 K but with shorter cell dimensions and smaller s.u. values on the cell and atomic parameters.

Acta Cryst. (2000). C56, e4-e5
doi: 10.1107/S0108270199016145
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In [Mg(H2O)6](C7H8N5O4)2·2H2O, the Mg ion lies on an inversion centre with Mg—O distances in the range 2.0437 (10)–2.0952 (10) Å. The [Mg(H2O)6]2+ cations, the anions and the water mol­ecules are linked by an extensive hydrogen-bond network.

Acta Cryst. (2000). C56, e6-e7
doi: 10.1107/S010827019901611X
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The Schiff base ligand in the title complex is deprotonated with respect to its tautomeric thiol form and is coordinated to the PtII atom via the mercapto-S and β-N atoms. The PtII coordination is square planar. The phenyl ring of the ligand is twisted out of the coordination plane by 31.8 (2)° due to the steric effect of the Br atom.

Acta Cryst. (2000). C56, e8-e9
doi: 10.1107/S0108270199016157
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The title compound is isomorphous with the La and Lu analogues having three bidentate nitrate and two bipyridyl ligands, giving the metal atom a ten-coordinate bicapped dodecahedral environment. The average Nd—N and Nd—O bond lengths (2.596 and 2.549 Å, respectively) are shorter than the corresponding bonds of the La analogue reflecting the smaller ionic radius of neodymium. There is evidence that the non-coordinating O atom of the nitrate group lying formally on a crystallographic twofold axis is disordered on either side of the axis.

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In the title complex, the Mn atom lies on an inversion centre and the Cl atom of the perchlorate anion is on a twofold axis. In the cation, the Mn atom has distorted octahedral coordination with distances Mn—N 2.206 (3) Å, Mn—O(phenolato) 1.871 (2) Å and Mn—O(propanolato) 2.300 (2) Å.

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Half-normal probability plots and r.m.s. calculations were used to compare two structural solutions of trans-[PtCl2(PPh3)2] with each other, as well as with the isomorphous palladium compound. The geometrical parameters, including Pt—P = 2.3163 (11) Å and Pt—Cl = 2.2997 (11) Å, are compared with those of related phosphine and arsine complexes.

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The structures of three four-coordinate nickel(II) complexes of the form [Ni(sacsac)(L)]PF6 [sacsac is the pentane-2,4-di­thione anion; L = Ph2P(CH2)nPPh2, where n = 1, 2 or 3] have been determined. All have a distorted square-planar arrangement about the Ni atom, with angles varying with the length of the hydro­carbon chain.

electronic papers (organic compounds)

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The packing of the title compound, which crystallizes in planes parallel to (100), is stabilized by a bifurcated N—H⋯Br hydrogen bond and short C—H⋯Br contacts. The crystal structure is not isostructural with that of 4-di­methyl­amino­pyridinium chloride.

Acta Cryst. (2000). C56, e21
doi: 10.1107/S0108270199015991
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The conformation of the title mol­ecule (BQSDA), a new chiral sulfon­amide ligand, is determined by a bifurcated N—H⋯N hydrogen-bond system. The acetone molecule of solvation is linked to the BQSDA mol­ecule by an N—H⋯O hydrogen bond.

Acta Cryst. (2000). C56, e22
doi: 10.1107/S0108270199016005
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Hexa­benzyl­benzene is located on a point of \overline 1 symmetry and has an ababab conformation (a and b denoting side-chain units projecting, respectively, above and below the plane of the aromatic core). The mol­ecule has symmetry quite close to C\overline 3 (S6).

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The structure of taurine (2-amino­ethane­sulfonic acid) has been redetermined at 150 K and is compared with the structures of glycine and β-alanine which, like taurine, are enzymatically conjugated with bile acids.

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Condensation of mesito­nitrile oxide with 1,7-di­methyl-5-phenyl-2,3-di­hydro-1H-1,4-diazepine leads to two cyclo­adducts. The structure of one of these has been established crystallographically, identifying it as a spiro-tricyclic compound.