Date Published: June 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Moayad Hossaini Sadr, Reza Kia, Behzad Soltani.
In the title complex, [CuCl(C3H4N2)(C18H15P)2], the coordination geometry around CuI is distorted tetrahedral formed by two triphenylphosphane ligands, an imidazole ligand and a chloride group. An intramolecular C—H⋯Cl interaction occurs. The crystal packing is stabilized by intermolecular N—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds, which form an extended chain parallel to .
For standard bond lengths, see: Allen et al. (1987 ▶). For background to the use of imidazole-derived ligands in coordination chemistry, see, for example: Trofimenko (1993 ▶); Sadimenko & Basson (1996 ▶); Pettinari (2001 ▶); Hossaini Sadr et al. (2005 ▶); Kitajima (1992 ▶); Kitajima et al. (1989 ▶).