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Sesquicaesium hemisodium tetracyanidoplatinate(II) sesquihydrate

Author(s): Andrew P. Weber | Milorad Stojanovic | Matthew R. Pischek | Richard E. Sykora

Journal: Acta Crystallographica Section E
ISSN 1600-5368

Volume: 66;
Issue: 9;
Start page: i66;
Date: 2010;
Original page

The title compound, Cs1.5Na0.5[Pt(CN)4]·1.5H2O, was isolated from solution as a salt. The tetracyanidoplatinate (TCP) anions are stacked in a linear quasi-one-dimensional arrangement along the b axis, with Pt...Pt interactions of 3.6321 (5) Å. The mixed alkali metal TCP contains three distinct alkali metal positions in the structure that do not show any mixed occupancy: Cs1 (site symmetry 2), Cs2 (general position) and Na1 (site symmetry overline{1}). The Na+ ion contains an octahedral coordination environment composed of two water molecules and four N-terminal cyanides, which serve to bridge TCP anions. The Cs+ cations contain mono- and bicapped square-prismatic environments, where the square prisms are formed from cyanide N atoms with water molecules capping the faces. The 1.5 water molecules per formula unit are a result of two fully occupied sites, one on a general position and one on a twofold rotation axis. Weak hydrogen-bonding interactions are observed between one water molecule and terminal N-atom acceptors from TCP, while the second water molecule is not involved in hydrogen bonding.
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