Date Published: May 01, 2010
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Tingting Zheng, Hongjian Sun.
In the title compound, [Co(C7F7)Cl2(C3H9P)2], the CoIII atom displays a trigonal–bipyramidal coordination geometry, with the two Cl ligands and the C atom of the perfluorotolyl ligand in the equatorial plane and the two phosphine ligands occupying axial positions. The molecule has an approximate C2v symmetry. The trifluoromethyl group is disordered over two positions, with nearly equal occupancies.
For general background on the activation of C—F bonds and the formation of C—C bonds, see: Schaub et al. (2006 ▶); Böhm et al. (2001 ▶); Zheng et al. (2009 ▶).