The CoIII ion in the title compound, [Co(NCS)2(C16H32-N4)](SCN), is six-coordinate in a distorted octahedral environment, with the four N atoms of the macrocyclic tetradentate ligand equatorial and the N atoms of two isothiocyanato groups axial. The tetradentate macrocyclic ligand is in a planar conformation, with the two five-membered rings in gauche conformations and the two six-membered rings in twist conformations. The complex has an RR or SS configuration for the two chiral amine N centres. Intermolecular hydrogen bonds between the two NH groups and the unbonded thiocyanate anion help stabilize the crystal structure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 15 1996|
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)