Date Published: March 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Mouhamadou Sembene Boye, Aminata Diasse-Sarr, Arnaud Grosjean, Philippe Guionneau.
The structure of the title compound, (C14H16N)2[HgCl2(SO4)], consists of an infinite chain propagating along the c direction, containing HgII ions tetracoordinated by two bridging O atoms of bis-monodentate sulfate anions and two chloride ligands. In the the crystal, N—H⋯O hydrogen bonding between the cations and the anionic chains consolidates the packing. The crystal structure was determined from an inversion twin with approximately equal twin domains.
For the behavior of sulfate as a ligand, see: Sall et al. (1992 ▶); Diop et al. (2000 ▶); Boye et al. (2007 ▶). For the IR vibrational frequencies of sulfate, see: Nakamoto (1978 ▶).