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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications|
|State||Published - Apr 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
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Maggard, P. A. (Creator), Kopf, A. L. (Creator), Stern, C. L. (Creator) & Poeppelmeier, K. (Creator), Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, 2002