Magnesium iodide-4,4'-bipyridine-water (1/3/4) and strontium iodide-4,4'-bipyridine-propan-1-ol (1/2.5/2)

Brian Skelton, A.F. Waters, C.R. Whitaker, Allan White

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Both of the title compounds, catena-poly[[[tetraaquamagnesium(I)]--4,4'-bipyridine-2N:N'] diiodide bis(4,4'-bipyridine) solvate], {[Mg(C10H8N2)(H2O)4]I2·2C10H8N2}n, (I), and catena-poly[[[-4,4'-bipyridine-bis[diiodobis(propan-1-ol)strontium(I)]]-di--4,4'-bipyridine-4N:N'] bis(4,4'-bipyridine) solvate], {[Sr2I4(C10H8N2)3(C3H8O)4]·2C10H8N2}n, (II), are one-dimensional polymers which are single- and double-stranded, respectively, the metal atoms being linked by the 4,4'-bipyridine moieties. The Mg complex, (I), is [cis-{(H2O)4Mg(N-4,4'-bipyridine-N')(2/2)}](|)I2·4,4'-bipyridine and Mg has a six-coordinate quasi-octahedral coordination environment. The Sr complex, (II), is isomorphous with its previously defined Ba counterpart [Kepert, Waters & White (1996). Aust. J. Chem. 49, 117-135], being [(propan-1-ol)2I2Sr(N-4,4'-bipyridine-N')(3/2)](|)·4,4'-bipyridine
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m435-m438
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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