The crystal and molecular structure of di(tetramethylammonium)bis(maleonitrile dithiolate)nickelate(II) has been determined from three-dimensional X-ray data collected from a single crystal. The material crystallizes in space group CT of the triclinic system, with two molecules in a cell of dimensions a = 10.18, b = 15.79, c = 8.04 Å., α = 87.1, β = 113.4, and γ = 91.9°. Although the NiSi portion of the anion is required by crystallographic symmetry to be planar, the entire anion need have only Ci symmetry; the anion is found to be essentially planar and to have symmetry very near toD2h. The cation- has its expected tetrahedral shape.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry