Bis(acetonitrile-kappa N)[(1RS,4RS,8SR,11SR)-1,4,8,11-tetraazatetradecane-kappa N-4]copper(II) bis{tetrakis[3,5-bis-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]borate} 0.31-hydrate

J M S Skakle, M V D R E Silva, J L Wardell, S M S V Wardell

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The title compound, [Cu(C2H3N)(2)(C10H24N4)](C32H12BF24)(2).0.31H(2)O, crystallizes as an ionic species with no interactions between the ions. The [Cu-II(cyclam)(MeCN)(2)](2+) dication (cyclam is 1,4,8,11-tetraazatetradecane), located on a 2/m symmetry site, forms as a distorted octahedral species with four Cu-N-cyclam bonds of 2.013 (2) Angstrom and two C-N-MeCN bonds of 2.499 (4) Angstrom. The [B{C6H3(CF3)- 3,5}(4)](-) anion, located on a twofold axis, is a distorted octahedral species. A small amount of water is present, occupying sites between columns of ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m413-m415
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C, Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2003



  • molecular-structure
  • crystal-structure
  • copper(II)
  • complexes

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