Dichlorobis(triphenylphosphine oxide)magnesium

Benjamin E. Kucera, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Robin S. Tanke, Susan M. Kauzlarich

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The compound [MgCl2(C18H15OP)2] was inadvertantly crystallized during a reaction involving magnesium germanide. It is isostructural to the Mn, Co, Cu and Zn analogs. Since four-coordinate Mg is rare, its structure is reported here. The Mg atom lies on a twofold axis and is surrounded by two O atoms and two Cl atoms in a distorted tetrahedral coordination geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Structural Biology


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