The pseudo symmetric structure of bis(dicyclohexylammonium) bis(oxalatotriphenylstannate)

Weng Ng Seik Weng Ng, A. D. Rae

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The asymmetric unit of bis(dicyclohexylammonium) bis (oxalatotriphenylstannate) [Cc: a = 14.669(4) Å, b = 12.764(2) Å, c = 32.198(9) Å, β = 95.14(1)°; Z = 4] consists of two [(cyclo-C6H11)2NH2]+ [(C6H5)3Sn(O2CCO2)]- ion-pairs that are linked by hydrogen bonds into a pseudo centrosymmetric dinuclear entity. The tin atoms in the stannates show cis-C3SnO2 trigonal bipyramidal coordination geometries. The structure can also be described either as two c-glide related substructures of pseudo C1 symmetry, or as an occupancy modulation that keeps half the asymmetric units of a 1 : 1 disordered P21/c parent structure for which a'= a/2, b'= b/2 and c'= c. The pseudo symmetry suggests a mechanism for stacking faults and twinning, which have been taken into consideration in refining the structure. The two dicyclohexylammonium counterions are locally disordered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschfrift fur Kristallographie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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