Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1992, 57, 1269-1277

Bis(1,10-phenantroline)copper(II) Complexes. Refinement of the Crystal Structure of the Dithiocyanato-bis(1,10-phenanthroline)copper(II) Complex

Mária Kabešová and Zlatica Kožíšková

Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Technical University, 812 37 Bratislava


[Cu(NCS)2(phen)2] possesses the orthorhombic structure Pbcn at room temperature; the elementary cell parameters are a = 1.3029(21), b = 0.9900(15), c = 1.7256(23) nm, Z = 4. The central atom has the pseudooctahedral CuN6 coordination. The thiocyanate ligands are coordinated by the nitrogen atom in the equatorial plane of the coordination polyhedron. Each phenanthroline ligand in the coordination polyhedron coordinates one equatorial and one axial position. All the coordinating ligands possess the cis arrangement in the coordination sphere. The experimental results are correlated with published data of other bis(phenanthroline)copper(II) crystal structures.