(Isothiocyanato)[(1RS,4RS,8SR,11SR)-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane] copper(II) thiocyanate, [Cu(NCS)(cyclam)](SCN)

Tian Huey Lu, Tahir H. Tahirov, Yuh Liang Liu, Chung Sun Chung, Chiung Chia Huang, Yaw Shiun Hong

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The crystal structure of the title compound, [Cu(NCS)-(C10H24N4)](SCN), has been determined by X-ray diffraction. A mirror plane passes through the metal atom and bisects the complex with the isothiocyanato ligand lying on the plane. The CuII ion is five-coordinate in a distorted square-pyramidal environment, with four amine N atoms in equatorial positions and the isothiocyanate N atom in an axial position; its coordination geometry is normal, with the equatorial Cu - N distances shorter than the axial one. The unbound SCN- counterion is statistically disordered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1093-1095
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 15 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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