Trans-(5,7,7,12,14,14-hexamethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradeca-4,11- diene-N,N′,N″,-N‴)di(isothiocyanato-N)cobalt(III) Thiocyanate

Tian Huey Lu, Tahir H. Tahirov, Bor Hann Chen, Chung Yu Lai, Chung Sun Chung

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The CoIII ion in the title compound, [Co(NCS)2(C16H32-N4)](SCN), is six-coordinate in a distorted octahedral environment, with the four N atoms of the macrocyclic tetradentate ligand equatorial and the N atoms of two isothiocyanato groups axial. The tetradentate macrocyclic ligand is in a planar conformation, with the two five-membered rings in gauche conformations and the two six-membered rings in twist conformations. The complex has an RR or SS configuration for the two chiral amine N centres. Intermolecular hydrogen bonds between the two NH groups and the unbonded thiocyanate anion help stabilize the crystal structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2684-2687
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 15 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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