([2.2.2]Cryptand-κ6O)potassium (η4- cyclooctadiene)bis(η2-pyrene)cobaltate(1-) pentane hemisolvate

William W. Brennessel, John E. Ellis

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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 [100] 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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)m1013-m1014
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2012


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