The weakly coordinating perchlorate group in bis(N,N′‐dimethylethylenediamine‐κ2N,N′)bis(perchlorato‐κO)copper(II) studied at 100, 250 and 400 K
The crystal structure of the title compound, [Cu(ClO4)2(C4H12N2)2], (I), is reported at 100, 250 and 400 K. The CuII cation in this complex is coordinated in a distorted octahedral mode characteristic of Jahn–Teller systems. The coordination of the perchlorate ligands via longer, and presumably weaker, axial Cu—O distances varies significantly as a function of temperature. One of the Cu—O distances increases between 100 and 250 K, and one of the Cu—O—Cl angles expands between 250 and 400 K. At all temperatures, the complex forms a two‐dimensional N—H...O hydrogen‐bond network in the (001) plane.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 15, 2012