Research Article: A new coordination tetra­mer of copper(I) iodide and benzyl­dimethyl­amine: tetra-μ3-iodido-tetra­kis[(benzyl­dimethyl­amine-κN)copper(I)]

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.

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For the synthesis and structures of copper iodide coordination polymers, see: Bi et al. (2007a ▶,b ▶); Chen et al. (2008 ▶).




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