Date Published: March 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Jian-Bao Li, Li-Li Zhou, Man-Hua Wu, Qiong-Hua Jin, Cun-Lin Zhang.
In the title coordination compound, [Cu(NCS)(C9H7N)(C18H15P)]n, the CuI atom is tetrahedrally coordinated by one N atom from an isoquinoline ligand, one P atom from a triphenylphospane ligand, and one N and one S atom from two thiocyanate anions. The thiocyanide anions bridge the CuI atoms into a chain along . π–π interactions between the pyridine and benzene rings of the isoquinoline ligands connect the chains [centroid-to-centroid distance = 3.722 (3) Å].
For background to the applications of copper(I) complexes, see: Dai et al. (2010 ▶); Jin et al. (2010 ▶); Lu et al. (1997 ▶); Song et al. (2010 ▶). For related structures, see: Jin et al. (1999 ▶); Li, Wu et al. (2011 ▶); Li, Xiao et al. (2011 ▶).