New crystal structures of β-[Ni(NCS)2(4-methylpyridine)4] clathrates with furan, tetrahydrofuran, methylene chloride, benzene + ethanol and methylcellosolve as guest molecules

  • A. Yu. Manakov
  • J. Lipkowski
  • K. Suwinska
  • M. Kitamura


Single crystal X-ray structures of clathrates of β-[Ni(NCS)2(4-methylpyridine)4] with furan, tetrahydrofuran, benzene + ethanol, methylene chloride, and methylcellosolve as guests molecules are reported. The location of the guest molecule in the partially decomposed clathrate with methylene chloride was defined by X-ray diffraction and compared with the fully occupied one. The host lattices of all clathrates studied are tetragonal (I41/a) and do not differ significantly from typical β-phase clathrates of [M(NCS)2(4-methylpyridine)4] (M = divalent metal cation). Arrangements of guest molecules represent different types of packing: one type of guest molecule occupies both possible types of positions, two different guest molecules occupy different positions, with only one type of positions occupied by one type of guest molecule. Possible stoichiometries of clathrates with β-type lattices are discussed.

Key words

Werner clathrates X-ray structure packing of guest molecules guest disordering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yu. Manakov
    • 1
  • J. Lipkowski
    • 1
  • K. Suwinska
    • 1
  • M. Kitamura
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physical ChemistryPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringHiroshima UniversityHigashi-HiroshimaJapan

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