Crystal structure of Bis(O-ethylxanthato)-1, 10-phenanthrolinecadmium(II)

Colin L. Raston, Allan H. White

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The crystal structure of the title compound, [Cd(C12H8N2)(CS2OEt)2], has been determined by X-ray crystallography using diffractometer data at 295 K and refined by full matrix least squares to a residual of 0.06 for 1350 ‘observed’ reflections. Crystals are orthorhombic, P bcn, a = 14.870(4), b = 14.549(8), c = 10.249(1) Å, Z = 4. The molecule lies on a twofold crystallographic axis; the phenanthroline ligand is symmetrically bidentate [Cd-N, 2.386(8) Å], while the ethylxanthateligand is somewhat asymmetric [Cd-S, 2.647(3), 2.727(3)4 with a correspondingly asymmetric C-S geometry [C-S, 1.72(1), 1.66(1) Å].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-742
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


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