Crystal structure of potassium tris(acetylacetonato)cadmate(II) monohydrate

Terence M. Greaney, Colin L. Raston, Allan H. White, Edward N. Maslen

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The crystal structure of the title compound has been determined from single-crystal X-ray diffractometer data by the heavy-atom method, and refined to R 0.071 (1997 observed reflections) by block-diagonal least-squares. Crystals are monoclinic, P21/a, a = 16.46(1), b = 14.051(6), c = 8.404(3) Å, β = 101.60(3)°, Z = 4. The structure is comprised of discrete potassium cations and [Cd(C5H7O2)3]- anions, in which the metal atom is co-ordinated by the three ligands. with Cd-O 2.247(7)-2.325(9) Å, in a very good approximation to trigonal prismatic stereochemistry. The potassium environment is comprised of five of the six ligand oxygen atoms and the water molecule, with K-O 2.622(11)-2.802(8) Å.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)876-879
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes


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