The Crystal Structures of the Diastereoisomers (+)589-(Λ-δ-δ)-cis-Bis(ethylenediamine)dinitrocobalt(III)Hydrogen-D-tartrate Monohydrate and (-)589-(Λ-λ-λ)-cis-Bis(ethylenediamine)dinitrocobalt(III) Hydrogen-D-tartrate Dihydrate
JM Frederiksen, E Horn, MR Snow and ERT Tiekink
Australian Journal of Chemistry
41(9) 1305 - 1314
The crystal structures of the diastereoisomers formed between the hydrogen-D-tartrate anion and the cations (+)-(Λ-[Co(en)2(NO2)2]+ (1) and (-)-(Δ)-[Co(en)2(NO2)2]+ (2) have been determined by three-dimensional X-ray analysis. The crystal structures are comprised of octahedrally coordinated cobalt atoms, hydrogentartrate anions and water molecules interconnected by a complex hydrogen bonding network. In (1), columns of complex parallel to a 21 screw axis along a, are linked via hydrogen bonding contacts to a total of six chains of 'head-to-tail' hydrogentartrate strands. In contrast, in (2) the chains of hydrogentartrate anions associate with each other to form well defined 'walls' which sandwich hydrogen-bonded columns of complex cations such that the structure may be thought of as a layer structure of hydrogentartrate anions and complex cations.
Crystals of both compounds are orthorhombic, space group P212121 with Z = 4, unit cell parameters for (1): a 7.670(1), b 12.160(1), c 18.028(1)Ǻ, V 1681.4 Ǻ3 and for (2): a 7.735(2), b 8.505(5), c 26.846(9) Ǻ, V 1766 1 Ǻ3. The structures were each refined by a full-matrix least-squares procedure to final R 0.026, Rw 0.027 for 1764 reflections with I ≥ 2.5σ(I) for (1) and R 0.065, Rw 0.073 for 1322 reflections for (2).
Full text doi:10.1071/CH9881305
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