Structural Chemistry

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 115–119 | Cite as

Solvent intercalation in cobalt dimethylglyoximato complexes: A miniature host-guest system

  • Ulli Englert
  • Andreas Fischer
  • Alexander Gammersbach


When crystallized from appropriate solvents, the complex aqua-bis(dimethylglyoximato)nitrocobalt (III) may incorporate solvent molecules, thus forming a variety of mixed crystals. In the resulting host-guest crystals, the space groupP2l/m and the packing motif of the pure host compound are retained. Lattice constantsa andb remain essentially unaltered upon intercalation, whereasc and the monoclinic angleΒ depend largely on the clathrated guest. Space filling and intermolecular contacts are discussed.

Key words

Host-guest system space filling molecular packing solvent intercalation crystal environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulli Englert
    • 1
  • Andreas Fischer
    • 1
  • Alexander Gammersbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Technische Hochschule AachenInstitut für Anorganische ChemieAachenBundesrepublik Deutschland

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