Paul A. Maggard, Amy L. Kopf, Charlotte L. Stern, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier*

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The title compound, [Cu(Cr2O7)(C10H8N2)2 ], a new mixed-metal molecular compound, contains isolated molecular units, each comprised of one CuII atom coordinated to two 2,2′-bipyridine ligands and also to an oxygen vertex of a dichromate anion. The CuII atom has an approximate trigonal-bipyramidal geometry, which is consistent with previous studies. Both enantiomers of the chiral complex molecule are present and are related by inversion centers. In a reported pyridine analogue, achiral [Cu(Cr2O7)(pyridine)4] chains pack in the non-centrosymmetric space group Pna21. Differences in the organic ligands influence the chirality and dimensionality of the Cu-Cr2O7 bonding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)m207-m209
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2002

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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