Date Published: July 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Nahury Y. Castellanos-Blanco, Juventino J. García, Marcos Flores-Alamo.
In the crystal structure of title compound, [NiCl2(C14H32P2)], the NiII atom lies on a twofold rotation axis and shows a slightly distorted square-planar coordination geometry, with a dihedral angle of 10.01 (8)° between the cis-Cl—Ni—Cl and cis-P—Ni—P planes. There is no significant intermolecular interaction except very weak C—H⋯Cl interactions. The crystal studied was a racemic twin.
For the synthesis, see: Scott et al. (1990 ▶). For applications of nickel complexes to catalytic systems, see: Vicic & Jones (1997 ▶); Arévalo & García (2010 ▶). For related structures, see: Cañavera-Buelvas et al. (2011 ▶); Angulo et al. (2003 ▶); Dahlenburg & Kurth (2001 ▶).