Bis(di-2-pyridylmethanediol-N,N′)palladium(II) dichloride tetrahydrate and dichloro(di-2-pyridylmethanediol-N,N′)gold(III) chloride

Shaun O. Sommerer, Alan J. Jircitano, Barry L. Westcott, Khalil A. Abboud, Jeanette A. Krause Bauer

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Structural analyses of [Pd(C11H10N2O2)2]Cl 2.4H2O, (I), and [Au(C11H10N2O2)Cl2]Cl, (II), revealed that both metals are in square-planar coordination environments. The Pd atom in (I) is coordinated equatorially by four N-atom donors and has two long-range Pd⋯O interactions which lead to approximate pseudo-octahedral geometry. The Au complex achieves a coordination number of four with two N and two Cl donors, however, a weak long-range intramolecular axial interaction accounts for the fifth coordination site to make the species pseudo-square pyramidal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-710
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 15 1997

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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