Crystal structure of diammonium aquapentachloroferrate(III)

Brian N. Figgis, Colin L. Raston, Raj Pal Sharma, Allan H. White

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The crystal structure of the title compound, (NH4)2 [FeCl5(H2O)], has been redetermined by singlecrystal X-ray diffraction at 295 K and refined by full matrix least squares to a residual of 0·054 for 1662 ‘observed’ reflections. Crystals are orthorhombic, Pnma, a 13·706(2), b 9·924(1), c 7·024(l) Å, Z 4. Fe-O is 2·110(4) Å Fe-Cl range between 2·323(1) Å (trans to OH2) and 2·350(l)-2·390(l) Å (cis), the latter distances being very dependent upon hydrogen-bonded interactions with nearby species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2717-2720
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


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