Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 207–212 | Cite as

The crystal and molecular structure of a trifluoroacetylacetonate complex of scandium, Sc(CH3COCHCOCF3)3

  • Dennis W. BennettEmail author
  • Tasneem A. Siddiquee
  • Daniel T. Haworth
  • Sergey V. Lindeman

The crystal and molecular structure of Sc(CH3COCHCOCF3)3 has been determined by X-ray diffraction. The compound crystallizes as pure mer-isomer in the orthorhombic space group Pbca with lattice parameters a=15.166(8) Å, b=13.560(7) Å, c=19.327(10) Å, α=β=γ=90°, V=3974(4) Å3, Z=8. The complex at 100 K is partially disordered in the crystal structure in an approximate 5:1 ratio with 83% fluorine population at C-11 and 17% at C-15. NMR data is compared to that previously reported.


trifluoroacetylactonate scandium acac dipole moment 



DTH acknowledges M. Das for assistance with the synthesis of the title compound, to Marquette University for the purchase of the diffractometer used in this study, and T. Zeczycki for assistance in recording the NMR.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis W. Bennett
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Tasneem A. Siddiquee
    • 1
  • Daniel T. Haworth
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sergey V. Lindeman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Wisconsin – MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryMarquette UniversityMilwaukeeWisconsinUSA
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Wisconsin – MilwaukeeMilwaukeeWIUSA

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