The trans-[py2AlCl4]- ('py' = pyridine) anion, structurally characterized in two pyridinium salts

Peter C. Junk, Colin L. Raston, Brian W. Skelton, Allan H. White

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Salts of the trans-[py2AlCl4]- anion have been structurally characterized by 'low'-temperature single crystal structure determinations of the adducts 2AlCl3 · 2HC1 · 4py {=(pyH)2[(py)2AlCl4](AlCl4)}, and 2AlCl3 · 3HC1 · 7py {=(pyH)3[(py) 2AlCl4]2Cl}, extending the structurally characterized members of the array [(py)nAlCl(6-n)] (n-3)± with 'octahedral' six-coordinate metal atom geometries, the members for n = 3 (mer) and 4 (trans) having been previously characterized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-506
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2004
Externally publishedYes


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