Research Article: {3,3′-Bis[(anthracen-9-yl)meth­yl]-1,1′-[(ethane-1,2-diyldi­oxy)bis­(ethane-1,2-di­yl)]bis­(imidazol-2-yl­idene)}mercury(II) bis­(hexa­fluoridophosphate) acetonitrile disolvate

Date Published: March 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Jun-Wen Wang, Yue Guo, Gui-Ying Dong, Yu Gu, Di-Si Bai.


In the title compound, [Hg(C42H38N4O2)](PF6)2·2CH3CN, the HgII cation lies on a twofold axis which is also the inter­nal symmetry element of the complete cationic complex. The HgII cation is coordinated by two symmetry-related C(carbene) atoms [Hg—C = 2.058 (9) Å] in a nearly linear geometry, with a C—Hg—C angle of 175.8 (5)°. There are weak inter­molecular C—H⋯F inter­actions in the crystal packing between an F atom of a hexa­fluoridophosphate anion and a –CH2– group of the bis-N-heterocyclic carbene ligand.

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For related bis-N-heterocyclic carbene structures, see: Arduengo et al. (1991 ▶); Nielsen et al. (2006 ▶); Guo & Dong (2009 ▶).