Crystal structure of cis-Tetracarbonylbis(chloromercury)iron

Colin L. Raston, Allan H. White, Stanley Bruce Wild

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The crystal structure of the title compound has been determined by direct methods from X-ray diffraction data and refined by least squares to a residual of 0.071 for 2647 ‘observed’ reflections. Crystals are monoclinic, C2/c, a = 36.81(1), b = 11.181(2), c = 20.369(5) Å, β = 95.28(3)o, Z = 32. There are four independent molecules in the asymmetric unit, all with the cis disposition of ligands (<Fe-Hg), 2.498 Å, <Hg-Fe-Hg), 80.9o); in one of the molecules one of the carbonyl sites is occupied by a more substantial moiety, possibly a result of partial occupancy of HgCl as a result of disorder or decomposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1905-1911
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


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