Date Published: March 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Songlin Zhang, Feng Wu, Yuqiang Ding.
In the title compound, [Ir(C11H6F2N)2(C7H6NO)(H2O)]·CH3OH, the IrIII ion adopts an octahedral geometry, and is coordinated by two 3,5-difluoro-2-(pyridin-2-yl)phenyl ligands, one molecule of water and one benzamidate anion. The two 2-(4,6-difluorophenyl)pyridyl ligands are arranged in a cis-C,C′ and trans-N,N′ fashion. Additionally, there is a bystanding methanol molecule outside the coordination sphere of the IrIII ion. In the crystal, molecules of the title compound are linked by O—H⋯O and O—H⋯N hydrogen bonds. One F atom of each ligand is equally disordered over two sites. The C atom of the solvent molecule is likewise disordered over two sites in a 0.589 (11):0.411 (11) ratio.
For related cyclometallated IrIII complexes containing a κ2-bound benzaminate anion, see: Yang et al. (2011 ▶); Wang et al. (2008 ▶); Zhang et al. (2011 ▶). For the coordination geometry of some homoleptic meridional and heteroleptic iridium(III) complexes, see: Tamayo et al. (2003 ▶); Yang et al. (2007 ▶); You & Park (2005 ▶); Zhang et al. (2011 ▶). For the general procedure of preparing a chloride-bridged IrIII dimer, see: Nonoyama (1974 ▶).