Preparation, properties, and crystal structure of dichloro(1,3-dibenzoyl-2-azapropenato)(ethanol)iron(III)

J. A. Bertrand, Etsuko Fujita, P. Gary Eller, D. G. VanDerveer

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The compound dichloro(1,3-dibenzoyl-2-azapropenato)(ethanol)iron(III), Fe(C16H12NO2)Cl2(C2H 5OH), has been prepared, and its structure has been determined crystallographically. The compound was prepared by the reaction of iron(II) chloride with α-aminoacetophenone in the presence of air. The structure consists of octahedral iron(III) coordinated by two chlorides, an ethanol, and a tridentate ligand derived from two molecules of α-aminoacetophenone by oxidation and condensation. The two five-membered rings of the ligand are virtually identical. The compound crystallizes in monoclinic space group C2/c with eight formula units in a unit cell of dimensions a = 29.606 (8) Å, b = 6.689 (1) Å, c = 20.627 (6) Å, β = 114.70 (2)°, ρcalcd = 1.51 g/cm3, and ρobsd = 1.51 g/cm3. The structure was solved by Patterson methods, and least-squares refinement converged at final values of R = 0.066 and Rw = 0.045 for 1729 reflections with I ≥ 2σ(I).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3571-3574
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1978

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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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