The crystal structure of copper(II) malonate trihydrate

Panče Naumov, Mirjana Ristova, Bojan Šoptrajanov, Michael G.B. Drew, Seik Weng Ng

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The compound having an empirical formula Cu8C24H64O56, corresponding to copper(II) malonate trihydrate, is in fact the 2 : 1 co-crystal bis(diaquadimalonatocopper-tetraaquacopper)-[(diaquadimalonatocopper)- bis(tetraaquacopper)](2+) diaquadimalonatocuprate(2-), [(H2O)2Cu(O2CCH2CO2) 2 · Cu(H2O)4]2 · [(H2O)2Cu(O2CCH2CO2) 2 · {Cu-(H2O)4}2]2+ [(H2O)2Cu(O2CCH2CO2) 2]2-. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic P21/c space group, with a = 14.96(2), b = 14.97(2), c = 26.00(3) Å; β = 103.91(1)°; Z = 4, ρcalc = 2.064 g cm-3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-711
Number of pages11
JournalCroatica Chemica Acta
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2002


  • Coordination
  • Copper
  • Crystal structure
  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Malonate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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