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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 274073, 7 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of Bis(4-methylbenzylammonium) Tetrachloridocadmate(II)

1Laboratoire de Chimie des Matériaux, Faculté des Sciences de Bizerte, Zarzouna 7021, Tunisia
2Department of Chemistry, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555-3663, USA
3Laboratoire de Chimie Organometallique de Surface (LCOMS), Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France

Received 11 November 2011; Accepted 13 December 2011

Academic Editor: Alexander Steiner

Copyright © 2011 R. Kefi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The crystal structure of the new inorganic-organic hybrid compound [4-CH3C6H4CH2NH3]2[CdCl4] has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pnma with lattice parameters , ,  Å, ,  Å3, and . The framework of the title compound is built upon layers parallel to (010) made up from corner-sharing CdCl6 octahedra. 4-Methylbenzylammonium cations are situated between the layers and connect them via an N–HCl hydrogen bonding network. The Cd atom is located on an inversion centre, and the coordination environment is described as distorted octahedral. Solid state 13C CP-MAS NMR spectroscopy is in agreement with the X-ray structure. DFT calculations allow the attribution of the carbon peaks to the independent crystallographic sites. Thermal analysis and infrared spectroscopy were also used to characterize the complex.