Organomercury compounds. XXX.The synthesis and crystal and molecular structure of bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenoxymethyl) mercury

G. B. Deacon, B. M. Gatehouse, S.C. Ney

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Bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenoxymethyl)mercury has been prepared by reaction of bis(bromomethyl)mercury with thallium(I) 2,4,6-trichlorophenoxide. The compound has a centrosymmetric structure with linear CHgC bonding (HgC 2.11(1) Å). Each mercury has contacts with two intramolecular and two intermolecular oxygen atoms (Hg ... O 2.970(6) and 3.105(6) Å, respectively) and with an ortho-chlorine from each trichlorophenyl ring (Hg Cl 3.419(2) Å). The other ortho-chlorines have contacts with a methylene hydrogen (H ... Cl 2.874(3) Å).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 1988

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