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.
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 ▶).