Research Article: catena-Poly[[(2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline-κ2N,N′)lead(II)]-di-μ-bromido]

Date Published: June 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Behrous Sabour, Ezzatollah Najafi, Mostafa M. Amini, Seik Weng Ng.


In the title compound, [PbBr2(C14H12N2)]n, the PbII atom lies on a twofold rotation axis. The N-heterocycle-chelated PbII atom exists in a distorted octa­hedral geometry owing to two long Pb⋯Br inter­actions [2.9562 (5) and 3.2594 (5) Å]. These result in a zigzag chain running along the c axis. The lone pair is stereochemically inactive.

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For the lead(II) bromide–1,10-phenanthroline homolog, see: Bowmaker et al. (1996 ▶).