Trimethylphenylammonium trichloromercurate(II), (Me3PhN)[HgCl3]

P Nockemann*, G Meyer

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The crystal structure of (Me3PhN)[HgCl3] contains [(CH3)(3)(C6H5)N](+) cations and chains of distorted vertex-sharing [HgCl4](2-) tetrahedra running parallel to [100]. The tetrahedra around mercury(II) are distorted, exhibiting a [2+2] coordination. Apart from one of the Cl atoms, which is located on a twofold rotation axis, and a pair of symmetry-related methyl C atoms, which are located in general positions, all non H-atoms lie on mirror planes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)M527-M528
Number of pages2
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002


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