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New refinement of the crystal structure of Zn(NH 3 ) 2 Cl 2 at 100 K

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Ivšić Trpimir, Bi David Wenhua, Magrez Arnaud,
Project Discovery and Nanoengineering of Novel Skyrmion-hosting Materials
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Acta Crystallographica Section E Crystallographic Communications
Volume (Issue) 75(9)
Page(s) 1386 - 1388
Title of proceedings Acta Crystallographica Section E Crystallographic Communications
DOI 10.1107/s2056989019011757

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Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


The crystal structure of [ZnCl 2 (NH 3 ) 2 ], diamminedichloridozinc, was re-investigated at low temperature, revealing the positions of the hydrogen atoms and thus a deeper insight into the hydrogen-bonding scheme in the crystal packing. In comparison with previous crystal structure determinations [MacGillavry & Bijvoet (1936). Z. Kristallogr.94 , 249–255; Yamaguchi & Lindqvist (1981). Acta Chem. Scand.35 , 727–728], an improved precision of the structural parameters was achieved. In the crystal, tetrahedral [Zn(NH 3 ) 2 Cl 2 ] units (point-group symmetry mm 2) are linked through N—H...Cl hydrogen bonds into a three-dimensional network.