Synthesis and crystal structure of a cyanide-bridged one-dimensional nickel complex with trans-Cn-Ni(En)2-CN structure

Research paper by R. Wang, H. Xia, L. B. Nie

Indexed on: 20 Oct '09Published on: 20 Oct '09Published in: Russian Journal of Coordination Chemistry


The synthesis and crystal structure of the cyano-bridged complex {Ni(En)2[Ni(CN)4]}n are reported. The complex was synthesized by the reaction of [Ni(En)2](ClO4)2 and K2[Ni(CN)4] in an H-shaped tube. The crystals are monoclinic, space group P21/c with a = 7.0917(4), b = 10.6629(5), c = 9.4975(5) Å, β = 108.193°, M = 170.85, Z = 4, V = 682.27(6) Å3. The title complex reveals the trans-CN-Ni(En)2-NC structure.