Structure of Di(tetramethylammonium)bis(maleonitrile dithiolate)nickelate(II)

Richard Eisenberg, James A. Ibers

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-608
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1965

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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