Alfred Werner revisited : some subtleties of complex ion synthesis and isomerism

J.M. Harrowfield, M.I. Ogden, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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Abstract

The synthesis of perhaps the best-known Wernerian complex, [Co(en)(3)](3+), is very efficient, but nonetheless results in the formation of various side-products. Today, the use of X-ray crystallography to characterise such materials provides new insights into the reaction pathways of the synthesis and the exact forms possible for the products. The structures of cis[Co(en)(2)(H2NCH2CH2NH3)Cl]Cl[ZnCl4], cis-[Co(en)(2)(NH3)Cl]S2O6, [Co(en)(NH2CH2CH2N=CHCH2NH2)Cl][ZnCl4], [Co(en)(2)(N-CH(3)en)][Co(CN)(6)].2 H2O and [Co(en)(2)(N-CH(3)en)][Co(CN)(6)] are presently discussed in this regard. To cite this article: J.M. Harrowfield et al., C. R. Chimie 8 (2005). (C) 2004 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
JournalCOMPTES RENDUS CHIMIE
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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