(2,2′-Bipyridyl)dicarbonylbis(triethoxyphosphine-κ P )rhenium(I) hexafluorophosphate

Blake, A.J., George, M.W., Kuimova, M.K., Williams, C.A. and Wilson, C. (2005) (2,2′-Bipyridyl)dicarbonylbis(triethoxyphosphine-κ P )rhenium(I) hexafluorophosphate. Acta Crystallographica. Section E: Structure Reports Online, E61, m2196-m2197. (doi:10.1107/s1600536805030643)

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In the title compound, [Re(C10H8N2)(C6H15O3P)2(CO)2]PF6, the carbonyl ligands are mutually cis and lie trans to the N donors of the 2,2'-bipyridyl ligand, while the triethoxy­phosphine ligands are mutually trans. The ReI centres exhibit approximate octa­hedral coordination, the major distortions from which arise from the narrow bite angle of the 2,2'-bipyridyl ligand which is expressed in the N-Re-N angles of 74.0 (3) and 74.3 (3)°. There are two cations and two anions in the asymmetric unit. The title compound is of inter­est because it has been shown to be a photocatalyst for CO2 reduction [Ishitani, George, Ibusuki, Johnson, Koike, Nozaki, Pac, Turner & Westwell (1994). Inorg. Chem. 33, 4712-4717].

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wilson, Dr Claire
Authors: Blake, A.J., George, M.W., Kuimova, M.K., Williams, C.A., and Wilson, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Acta Crystallographica. Section E: Structure Reports Online
Published Online:05 October 2005

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