The crystal structure of (Me3PhN)[HgCl3] contains [(CH3)(3)(C6H5)N](+) cations and chains of distorted vertex-sharing [HgCl4](2-) tetrahedra running parallel to . 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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2002|