Transition Metal Chemistry

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 339–344 | Cite as

Dimorphism in a 2,2′,2″-terpyridyl compound

  • Robert D. Gillard
  • Abdurrahman Sengül
  • Anthony Oldroyd


Chloro-(2,2′,2″-terpyridine)platinum(II) chloride dihydrate, [Pt(terpy)Cl]Cl · 2H2O, crystallizes from aqueous EtOH (1:1) as a yellow dimorph, but from dilute (1 M) HCl as its less stable red dimorph. X-ray powder photography shows that, above 100 °C, the red form converts into the yellow form.


Chloride Physical Chemistry 2H2O Platinum Inorganic Chemistry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert D. Gillard
    • 1
  • Abdurrahman Sengül
    • 1
  • Anthony Oldroyd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Wales CardiffPark Place, CardiffUK
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of Wales CardiffPark Place, CardiffUK

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