Syntheses and Structures of Two Selenite Chloride Hydrates: Co(HSeO3)Cl · 3 H2O and Cu(HSeO3)Cl · 2 H2O

Magnus G. Johnston, William T. A. Harrison

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Abstract

The first selenite chloride hydrates, Co(HSeO3)Cl .3 H2O and Cu(HSeO3)Cl . 2H(2)O, have been prepared from solution and characterised by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The cobalt phase adopts an unusual "one-dimensional" structure built up from vertex-sharing pyramidal [HSeO3](2-), and octahedral [CoO2(H2O)(4)](2-) and [CoO2-(H2O)(2)Cl-2](4-) units. Inter-chain bonding is by way of hydrogen bonds or van der Waals' interactions. The atomic arrangement of the copper phase involves [HSeO3](2-) pyramids and Jahn-Teller distorted [CuCl2(H2O)(4)] and [CuO4Cl2](8-) octahedra, sharing vertices by way of Cu-O-Se and Cu-Cl-Cu bonds. Crystal data: Co(HSeO3)Cl .3 H2O, M-r = 276.40, triclinic, space group P (1) over bar (No. 2), n = 7.1657(5) Angstrom, b = 7.3714(5) Angstrom, c = 7.7064(5) Angstrom, alpha = 64.934(1)degrees beta = 68.894(1)degrees, gamma = 71.795(1)degrees V = 337.78(7) Angstrom (3) Z = 2, R(F) = 0.036, wR(F) = 0.049. Cu(HSeO3) Cl . 2H(2)O, M-r = 263.00, orthorhombic, space group Pnma (No. 62), a = 9.1488(3) Angstrom, b = 17.8351(7) Angstrom, c = 7.2293(3) Angstrom, V = 1179.6(2) Angstrom (3), Z = 8, R(F) = 0.021, wR(F) = 0.024.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2487-2490
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Volume626
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2000

Keywords

  • selenium
  • structure elucidation

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