Crystal Structure of Tris(acetylacetonato)molybdenum(III)

Colin L. Raston, Allan H. White

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The crystal structure of the title compound, [MO(C5H7O2)3], has been determined at 295(1) K by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods and refined by least squares to a residual of 0·040 for 2933 'observed' reflections. Crystals are monoclinic, P21/n, a 16·515(4), b 13·052(4), c 8·152(2) Å, ß 90 · 74(2)°, Z 4. The structure comprises discrete molecules of the above complex, the molecular point symmetry being a good approximation to D3, with 〈Mo-O〉 2·071Å, (intraligand) 〈O-M-O〉 87·7°. The status of the structure is examined with regard to the polymorphism of the symmetrical tris(acetylacetonato)metal(III) complexes, and examined in regard to the anomalous magnetism reported in the preceding paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-512
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes


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