An ionic Cd/Hg mixed-metal complex with an aminoalcohol ligand

Zahra Mardani*, Reza Kazemshoar-Duzduzani, Keyvan Moeini, Majid Darroudi, Cameron Carpenter-Warren, Alexandra M.Z. Slawin, J. Derek Woollins

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A cadmium-mercury mixed-metal complex of cis-2-((2-((2-hydroxyethyl)amino)ethyl)amino)cyclohexan-1-ol (HEAC), [Cd(HEAC)2][HgI4] (1), was prepared and identified by elemental analysis, FT-IR, 1H NMR spectroscopy, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The X-ray analysis revealed an ionic structure for 1 in which the cadmium and mercury atoms have CdN4O2 and HgI4 environments, with distorted octahedral and tetrahedral geometries, respectively. The packing of the components in the crystal of 1 is supported by O-H···I hydrogen bonds, and these interactions lead to the formation of an R44 ${\rm{R}} $ (22) motif.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-963
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number12
Early online date9 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2018


  • Cd/Hg mixed-metal complex
  • diastereomer
  • X-ray crystal structure
  • β-amino alcohol


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