Aquadifluoro(1,10-phenanthroline)copper(II) dihydrate: X-ray crystal structure reveals strong hydrogen bonds between ligand fluoride and lattice water molecules

  • John Emsley
  • Muhammad Arif
  • Paul A. Bates
  • Michael B. Hursthouse


C12H14CuF2N2O3,M=335.797, monoclinic, space groupP21/n,a=6.985(2),b=17.406(2),c=10.581(2) Å,β=92.41(2)°,V=1285(1) Å3,D c =1.736 g cm−3,Z=4,F(000)=684,μ(Cu)=27.0 cm−1, λ=1.5418 Å,T=20°C, crystal dimensions=0.75×0.45×0.30 mm. The structure of the title compound shows it to be [Cu(phen)F2(H2O)]·2H2O with pentacoordinate-square pyramidal Cu(II), short Cu-F bonds [1.890(4) and 1.891(4) Å], and short F⋯H-O hydrogen bonds (ca. 2.68 Å) between the complex and lattice water molecule.


Hydrogen Copper Physical Chemistry 2H2O Crystal Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Emsley
    • 1
  • Muhammad Arif
    • 1
  • Paul A. Bates
    • 2
  • Michael B. Hursthouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryKing's CollegeStrand, London
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryQueen Mary CollegeLondon

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