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Crystal Structure of Cs2Zn(NO2)4: Influence of Steric Crowding on Nitrite Coordination


Oats, SG and Hitchman, MA and Skelton, BW and Stranger, R and Stratemeier, H and White, AH, Crystal Structure of Cs2Zn(NO2)4: Influence of Steric Crowding on Nitrite Coordination, Australian Journal of Chemistry, 58, (3) pp. 224-227. ISSN 0004-9425 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/CH04270


The crystal structure of Cs2[Zn(NO2)4] has been determined by X-ray diffraction. Each nitrite ion in the Zn(NO 2)4 2- group forms one short [2.080(3) Å] and one long [2.516(3) A] Zn-O bond, the metal-ligand interaction being intermediate between symmetrical chelation and syn-unidentate nitrite coordination. It seems likely that this unsymmetrical geometry is adopted in order to minimize ligand-ligand repulsions, though density functional theory calculations suggest a very shallow potential energy curve for the complex. © CSIRO 2005.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Transition metal chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Oats, SG (Miss Susan Oats)
UTAS Author:Hitchman, MA (Dr Michael Hitchman)
UTAS Author:Stratemeier, H (Dr Horst Stratemeier)
ID Code:38411
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-04-05

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