The cation, anion, and solvent in the title compound, [K(C 18H36N2O6)][Co(C8H 12)(C16H10)2]·0.5C 5H12, are well separated. The pentane solvent molecules are found in channels along  and were modeled as disordered over crystallographic inversion centers. Using the mid-points of the coordinated olefins, the angle between the Cpy/Cpy-Co-C py/Cpy and the Ccod/Ccod-Co-C cod/Ccod planes (py is pyrene and cod is cyclooctadiene) is 67.6 (2)°. Thus, the overall geometry of the coordination sphere around cobalt is best described as distorted tetrahedral.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online|
|State||Published - Jul 2012|