Hydrothermal synthesis of catena(triaqua-(μ-2-croconato-O,O′,O′,O‴)-calcium(II)) calcium croconate trihydrate

M. John Plater*, Mark R. Mark, R. Alan Howie

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The title compound exists as a ID coordination polymer consisting of alternating calcium cations and croconate anions. Three water molecules complete the 7-coordination sphere of Ca in the form of a pentagonal bipyramid and form hydrogen bonds which link the polymeric chains into layers and also interconnect the layers. The structure has a triclinic space group P - 1 with a = 6.642(3)Å, b = 7.793(4)Å, c = 8.854(5) Å, α = 106.97(5), β = 92.43(4), γ = 106.98(4)°, V = 415.1(4) Å3, and Z = 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-656
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Crystallography
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1998

Bibliographical note

We are grateful for the use of the EPSRC Chemical Database Service at Daresbury and to the Leverhulme Trust for funding.


  • Coordination polymer
  • Croconate
  • Hydrothermal


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