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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2006

Crystal structure of lead(II) acetylacetonate and the structure of the acetylacetone solvated lead(II) ion in solution studied by large-angle X-ray scattering

Lyczko K, Narbutt J, Paluchowska B, Maurin JK, Persson I


The crystal structure of bis(acetylacetonato) lead(II) and the structure of the acetylacetone solvated lead(II) ion in solution have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and large-angle X-ray scattering (LAXS), respectively. The acetylacetone is deprotonated and acts as a bidentate anionic ligand (acac(-)) in the solid Pb(acac)(2) compound. The lead(II) ion binds four oxygen atoms strongly in a nearly flat pyramidal configuration with Pb-O bond lengths in the range 2.32-2.37 angstrom, and additionally three oxygens from neighboring complexes at 3.01-3.26 angstrom. Acetylacetone acts as a solvent (Hacac) at dissolution of lead(II) trifluoromethanesulfonate forming a pentasolvate with a mean Pb-O bond distance of 2.724(5) angstrom. The 6s(2) lone electron pair on the lead(II) ion becomes stereochemically active in the crystalline acetylacetonate complex, while it is inactive in the solvate in solution. The solution was also analysed using IR and H-1 NMR spectroscopy

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Dalton Transactions
2006, number: 33, pages: 3972-3976

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Chemistry
Maurin, Jan K.
Narbutt, Jerzy
Paluchowska, Beata
Lyczko, Krzysztof

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