Piperazinediium tetra-chloridozincate(II)

P A Sutherland, W T A Harrison

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In the title compound, (C4H12N2)[ZnCl4], the Zn atom adopts a slightly distorted tetra-hedral geometry. In the crystal, the dication and dianion inter-act by way of N - H⋯Cl and N - H⋯(Cl,Cl) hydrogen bonds to result in a layered network propagating in (010). The hydrogen-bonding network is unbalanced, with three Cl atoms accepting two hydrogen bonds each and one Cl atom not accepting any hydrogen bonds: the latter shows the shortest Zn - Cl bond length. The crystal studied was found to be an inversion twin.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberm565
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2009


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