The title compound, [La(NO3)(C6H15NO3)(2)](NO3)(2), contains a network of [La(NO3)(C6H15NO3)(2)](2+) cations and nitrate counter-ions. The crystal packing is influenced by cation-to-anion O-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bonds, resulting in a structure with one-dimensional character. The ten-coordinate La atom and a nitrate anion have site symmetry 2. The fact that triethanolamine can bind to such diverse cations as Li+ and La3+ militates against possible applications that require selective binding of ligand to metal.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section C, Crystal Structure Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2006|
- tetradentate triethanolamine ligands
- crystal structure