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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2014, Article ID 217478, 4 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Structural Study of the Bis(ethylenediamine)CdFe(CO)4 Monomer

Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 315 South 1400 East, Room 2020, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850, USA

Received 31 December 2013; Accepted 24 February 2014; Published 25 March 2014

Academic Editor: Lígia R. Gomes

Copyright © 2014 Marcus Tofanelli 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 new complex has been isolated from the crystallization of from ethylenediamine (en). The cadmium center bears square-pyramidal coordination, with the iron atom occupying the apical position. The iron coordination may be described either as trigonal bipyramidal, with the cadmium atom being in an axial position, or as monocapped (by cadmium) tetrahedral. The Cd-Fe distance was found to be 2.6250(2) Å. The complex crystallizes in the monoclinic space group with  Å,  Å,  Å, and at 150(1) K.