Date Published: August 01, 2009
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Shuying Yang, Yuebao Li, Yujie Cui, Jianguo Pan.
The title compound, [Cu4I4(C9H13N)4], has a distorted cubane-like [Cu4I4] core structure. Each CuI atom is tetrahedrally coordinated by three I atoms and one N atom of an benzyldimethylamine ligand. Each I atom acts as a μ3-ligand, linking three CuI atoms. The Cu—I bond distances vary between 2.6328 (7) and 2.7121 (6) Å, while the Cu—N bond distances vary between 2.107 (3) and 2.122 (3) Å.
For the synthesis and structures of copper iodide coordination polymers, see: Bi et al. (2007a ▶,b ▶); Chen et al. (2008 ▶).