Hydro-thermal synthesis and extended structure of poly[aqua-(μ 5--ethylene-diaminetetraacetato)dizinc(II)]

Maria C. Gelabert, Jennifer Hart, Thomas J. Emge

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In the extended structure of the title compound,[Zn2(C 10H12N2O8)(H2O)], prepared under hydro-thermal conditions, there are two distinct ZnII sites. The first, with octa-hedral geometry, bonds to two N and three O atoms from one ethyl-ene-diamine-tetra-acetate tetraanion (EDTA) and one water molecule. The second, with tetra-hedral geometry, coordinates to O atoms from four different EDTA ligands. The EDTA ligand almost encapsulates the octa-hedral ZnII ion and binds to four symmetry-related tetra-hedral Zn II ions, hence generating the extended structure. One noncoordinated O-atom site on the EDTA ligand connects to the water mol-ecule by hydrogen bonding. Structural comparisons are made with other compounds containing zinc, EDTA and water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)m327-m329
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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