Formation and x-ray crystal structure of [Pt(H2NCH 2CH2NH2)2.18-crown-6] n2+[PF6]2n-. A hydrogen bonded stepped-chain copolymer

Howard M. Colquhoun*, J. Fkaser Stoddart, David J. Williams

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X-Ray crystallography reveals that the [bis-(ethylenediamine)platinum(II)] dication forms a chain copolymer with 18-crown-6 in which the metal complex is sandwiched between two crown molecules that are displaced laterally such that each ethylenediamine ligand is involved in only two hydrogen bonds to oxygen atoms and each 18-crown-6 ring in only four hydrogen bonds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-852
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1981

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