The title compounds, 4‐(diiodoarsanyl)benzoic acid, (I), and 3‐(diiodoarsanyl)benzoic acid, (II), both [As(C7H5O2)I2], which possess a –COOH coordinating group, form molecular crystal structures composed of hydrogen‐bonded
dimers, the packing differences of which are caused by the relative position of the diiodoarsanyl groups. The para isomer, with Z′ = 1, crystallizes in a layered structure with shortened contacts of the As atoms to only the arene rings of adjacent molecules. In contrast,
the meta isomer, with Z′ = 3, forms separate rectangular blocks of three ribbons, each composed of dimeric molecular units positioned almost directly above each other and with the As atoms possessing only two As...I contacts to the I atoms of neighbouring molecules.
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Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Akademician Lavrentiev prospekt 3, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russian Federation
Publication date: 15 November 2012