Research Article: Trichloridotris{N-[phen­yl(pyridin-2-yl)­methyl­idene]hydroxyl­amine-κ2N,N′}samarium(III)

Date Published: March 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Tao Lei, Wenqian Chen, Yanmei Chen, Bin Hu, Yahong Li.


The SmIII ion in the title compound, [SmCl3(C12H10N2O)3], shows a coordination number of nine with a slightly distorted tricapped trigonal prismatic geometry based on a Cl3N6 donor set. The mol­ecular structure is stabilized by three intra­molecular O—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds.

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For related literature on the phenyl-2-pyridyl ketone oxime ligand chelating one metal centre, see: Yin & Liu (2009 ▶); Yan & Liu (2009 ▶); Xiang et al. (2006 ▶); Milios et al. (2004 ▶). For the phenyl-2-pyridyl ketone oxime ligand bridging two metals, see: Liu et al.. (2011 ▶); Holynska & Dehnen (2011 ▶); Papatriantafyllopoulou et al. (2007 ▶). For the applications of phenyl-2-pyridyl ketone oxime complexes, see: Korpi et al. (2005 ▶); Stamatatos et al. (2006 ▶).