(Nitrato-kappa O-2,O ')bis(triethanolamine-kappa N-4,O,O ',O)lanthanum(III) dinitrate

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The title compound, [La(NO3)(C6H15NO3)(2)](NO3)(2), contains a network of [La(NO3)(C6H15NO3)(2)](2+) cations and nitrate counter-ions. The crystal packing is influenced by cation-to-anion O-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bonds, resulting in a structure with one-dimensional character. The ten-coordinate La atom and a nitrate anion have site symmetry 2. The fact that triethanolamine can bind to such diverse cations as Li+ and La3+ militates against possible applications that require selective binding of ligand to metal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m232-m233
Number of pages2
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C, Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


  • tetradentate triethanolamine ligands
  • crystal structure
  • complex
  • saccharinate


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