CENTRO DE QUIMICA INORGANICA "DR. PEDRO J. AYMONINO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Crystallographic New Light of an Old Complex: NaMg[Cr(oxalato)3].9H2O and Structure Redetermination of the Isomorphous Aluminum(III) Compound
O. E. PIRO; G. A. ECHEVERRÍA; A. C. GONZÁLEZ-BARÓ ; E. J. BARAN
JOURNAL OF COORDINATION CHEMISTRY
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2015 vol. 68 p. 3776 - 3776
The crystal structure of sodium and magnesium tris(oxalato)chromato(III) nona hydrate, NaMg[Cr(C2O4)3].9H2O, has been determined by X-ray diffraction methods. It crystallizes in the trigonal P3c1 space group with (in the hexagonal setting) a=b=16.9635(4), c=12.5247(3) Å, and Z=6 molecules per unit cell. The Cr(III) and sodium ions are in octahedral environment coordinated to three oxalate molecules and arranged in a honeycomb-like layered structure perpendicular to the crystal c-axis. There are three different octahedral [Mg(H2O)6]2+ hydrated ions that fill the honeycomb holes giving rise to electrically neutral Na[Mg(H2O)6][Cr(oxalato)3] crystal slabs. Neighboring slabs are bridged by the remaining three water molecules through H-bonds and therefore the whole crystal can be more properly described as Na[Mg(H2O)6][Cr(oxalato)3].3H2O. Also, the structure of isomorphous NaMg[Al(C2O4)3].9H2O compound has been re-examined and compared with the chromium(III) complex. Besides, the infrared and Raman spectra of both complexes were also recorded and briefly discussed.