Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1990, 55, 1010-1014

Determination of the structure of bis(propyldithiocarbamate)nickel(II)

Jiří Kameníčeka, Richard Pastoreka, František Březinaa, Bohumil Kratochvílb and Zdeněk Trávníčeka

a Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Palacký University, 771 47 Olomouc
b Department of Solid State Chemistry, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


The crystal and molecular structure of the title compound (C8H16N2NiS4) was solved by the heavy atom method and the structure was refined anisotropically to a final R factor of R = 0.029 (wR = 0.037) for 715 observed reflections. The crystal is monoclinic, space group P21/c with a = 948.3(2), b = 776.9(2), c = 1 167.4(2) pm, β = 125.14(2)°, Z = 2. The molecule contains two four-membered NiSCS rings of approximately planar configuration with the Ni atom situated at a centre of symmetry. The molecules are arranged in chains along the c-axis of the unit cell.