Crystal structure of the copper(I) iodide–pyridine (1/1) tetramer

Colin L. Raston, Allan H. White

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The crystal structure of the copper(I) iodide pyridine adduct has been determined by X-ray diffraction at 295 K and refined by least squares to R 0.057 for 2 710 ‘observed’ reflections. Crystals are orthorhombic, space group P212121, with a= 16.032(6), b= 15.510(2), and c= 11.756(3)Å. The asymmetric unit is Cu4I4py4, based on the well-known tetrahedral tetrameric Cu4I4 unit, with Cu–N 2.04, Cu–I 2.70, and Cu–Cu 2.69 Å; the latter distance is much shorter than in the analogous complexes formed with phosphine and arsine ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2153-2156
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


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