beta-[H2N(CH2)(2)NH2](0.5)[ZnHPO3], a second modification of ethylenediamine zinc hydrogen phosphite

L E Gordon, W T A Harrison

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The title compound, poly[dizinc( II)-mu-ethylenediamine-di-mu( hydrogen phosphito)], beta-[H2N(CH2)(2)NH2](0.5)[ZnHPO3] or [Zn-2(HPO3)(2)(C2H8N2)](n), is a hybrid organic/inorganic solid built up from ethylenediamine molecules ( which lie about inversion centres), Zn2+ cations (coordinated by three O atoms and one N atom) and HPO32- hydrogen phosphite groups. The organic species bond to the Zn atom as unprotonated ligands, acting as bridges between infinite ZnHPO3 layers that propagate as very buckled ( 001) sheets. The zincophosphite sheets contain polyhedral four- and eight-membered rings in a 4.8(2) topology. beta-[H2N(CH2)(2)NH2] (0.5) . ZnHPO3 complements the previously described alpha modification of the same stoichiometry [ Rodgers & Harrison (2000). Chem. Commun. pp. 2385 - 2386].

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C, Crystal Structure Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2004




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