Dimeric copper(II) trimethylsilylacetate adducts with pyridine, 2-methylpyridine, 3-methylpyridine and quinoline, and a polymeric copper(II) trimethylsilylacetate

Hiroo Nakagawa, Yoshiyuki Kani, Masanobu Tsuchimoto, Shigeru Ohba, Hideaki Matsushima, Tadashi Tokii

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In the crystals of bis(pyridine-N)tetrakis(μ-trimethylsilylacetato-O:O′)dicopper(II), [Cu2(C5H11O2Si)4(C 5H5N)2], (I), the dinuclear CuII complexes have cage structures with Cu⋯Cu distances of 2.632 (1) and 2.635 (1) Å. In the crystals of bis-(2-methylpyridine-N)tetrakis(μ-trimethylsilylacetato-O:O′) dicopper(II), [Cu2(C5H11O2Si)4(C 6H7N)2], (II), bis(3-methylpyridine-N)tetrakis(μ-trimethylsilylacetato-O:O′) dicopper(II), [Cu2(C5H11O2Si)4(C 6H7N)2], (III), and bis(quinoline-N)-(μ-trimethylsilylacetato-O:O′)dicopper(II), [Cu2(C5H11O2Si)4-(C 9H7N)2], (IV), the centrosymmetric dinuclear CuII complexes have a cage structure with Cu⋯Cu distances of 2.664 (1), 2.638 (3) and 2.665 (1) Å, respectively. In the crystals of catena-poly[tetrakis(μ-trimethylsilylacetato-O:O′)-dicopper(II)], [Cu2(C5H11O2Si)4] n, (V), the dinuclear CuII units of a cage structure are linked by the cyclic Cu-O bonds at the apical positions to form a linear chain by use of a glide translation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan


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