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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2014, Article ID 704869, 6 pages
Research Article

Crystallization and Structural Characterization of Dimeric and Trimeric Forms of (Neocuproine)CdFe(CO)4

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

Received 24 October 2013; Accepted 22 January 2014; Published 11 March 2014

Academic Editor: Dong Qiu

Copyright © 2014 Torsten Kolb 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 previously reported (neocuproine)CdFe(CO)4 has been found to crystallize as either a dimer or a trimer depending on the procedure used. These species exist as nearly planar four- and six-membered rings composed of alternating cadmium and iron atoms. The trimeric form is reasonably similar to its 2,2′-bipyridyl analogue, while the dimeric form had not been observed previously for a CdFe(CO)4 complex. The space group for the dimeric isomer is C2/c, with (3), (2), (2)  Å, and (11)°, while for the trimeric isomer the space group is P , with (1), (1), (2)  Å, (3)°, (4)°, and (5)°.