Research Article: Diaqua­(triethano­lamine)copper(II) sulfate monohydrate

Date Published: August 01, 2009

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Hong-Xu Guo, Sen-Ke Huang, Xi-Zhong Li.


The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Cu(C6H15NO3)(H2O)2]SO4·H2O, contains a complex cation, a sulfate anion and one uncoordinated water mol­ecule. In the complex cation, the CuII ion is coordinated by five O atoms (three of which are from the triethano­lamine ligand and two from coordinated water mol­ecules) and one N atom of the triethano­lamine ligand in a typical Jahn–Teller-distorted octa­hedral geometry. Classical inter­molecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the cation, the sulfate anion and the water mol­ecule into a two-dimensional network.

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Metal-ion-containing supra­molecular structures can be used as zeolite-like matarials (Venkataraman et al., 1995 ▶; Kepert & Rosseinsky, 1999 ▶), catalysts (Fujita et al., 1994 ▶) and magnetic materials (Kahn, 1993 ▶). For related strutures, see: Guo et al. (2009 ▶); Haukka et al. (2005 ▶); Krabbes et al. (2000 ▶); Topcu et al. (2001 ▶); Ucar et al. (2004 ▶). For comparative bond lengths, see: Yeşilel et al. (2004 ▶). İçbudak et al. (1995 ▶).




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