Crystal structure of trans-aquabis(ethylenediamine)sulphitocobalt(III) perchlorate monohydrate

Edward N. Maslen, Colin L. Raston, Allan H. White, John K. Yandell

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The crystal structure of the title compound, previously reported as having one less molecule of water, has been determined from X-ray diffractometer data and refined by least squares to R 0.080 for 1455 observed reflections. Crystals are monoclinic, space group P21/n, a = 11.210(3), b = 13.626(2), c = 9.727(3) Å, β = 105.17(2)°, Z = 4. Interatomic distances are: mean Co-N 1.94, Co-S 2.181(3), Co-O 2.037(7), mean Cl-O 1.41, and mean S-O 1.46 Å. The Co-OH2 distance is long, presumably as a consequence of the trans-effect of the sulphite ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-329
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes


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