Crystal structure of heptakis(2,6-dimethylphenyl isocyanide-κC) vanadium(I) iodide

Mikhail E. Minyaev, John E. Ellis, M. Weil

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The title salt, [V(C9H9N)7]+I- or [V(CNXyl)7]+I- (Xyl is 2,6-dimethylphenyl), crystallized from tetrahydrofuran at low temperatures after reacting (Et4N)+[V(CO)6]-, excess of CNXyl and iodine. The complex cation and the two crystallographically different iodide anions, each located on a different glide plane, are well separated in the crystal structure. The V(CN)7 core of the cation has the form of a distorted monocapped trigonal prism. This compound is of interest as the first isolable homoleptic seven-coordinate vanadium analog of the 18-electron [V(CO)7]+ monocation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Crystal structure
  • Homoleptic seven-coordinate vanadium(I) complex
  • Iodide
  • Isocyanide

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