Dirubidium aquapentachlorochromate(III) and dicaesium aquapentachlorochromate(III)
The structures of the two novel title compounds, Rb2[CrCl5(H2O)], (I), and Cs2[CrCl5(H2O)], (II), have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compounds (I) and (II) crystallize with Pnma and Cmcm symmetry, respectively. In (I), the Cr, three Cl and water O atom lie on a mirror plane; in (II), the Cs, Cr, O and one of the Cl atoms are at sites with m2m symmetry. The chromate anions are in a pseudo-cubic environment of eight Rb+ cations in (I) and in a pseudo-octahedral environment of six Cs+ cations in (II). The structural arrangement correlates with the ranion/rcation radius ratio.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2004-04-01