Crystal structure of mer-tris-(N-benzylsalicylaldiminato)manganese(III)

Colin L. Raston, Allan H. White, Anthony C. Willis, Keith S. Murray

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The crystal structure of the title compound has been determined by the heavy-atom method from X-ray diffractometer data and refined by least-squares to R 0.05 (2991 reflections). Crystals are triclinic, space group p1, a = 11.054(2), b = 16.462(3), c = 9.801(2) Å, α = 104.91(1), β = 93.20(2), γ = 94.02(2)°, Z = 2. The three ligands are bidentate, co-ordinating through the oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the mer-conformation, i.e. trans-isomer. The manganese environment displays a pseudo-tetragonal distortion, the axial atoms being nitrogen [Mn-N 2.251(5) and 2.271(5) Å]. The equatorial atoms are at distances: Mn-O 1.882(3), 1.896(3), and 1.917(4), and Mn-N 2.082(5) Å.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1793-1796
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes


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