Chemistry and Biochemistry
The crystal structure of the title compound, [CoCl2(C5H8N2Se)2], shows a discrete molecular structure with tetrahedral geometry around the cobalt ion. The mean Co-Cl and Co-Se distances are 2.277 (3) and 2.456 (3) Å, respectively. Bond angles around the Co atom range from 101.1 (1) to 120.0 (1)°. Ring distances and angles in the ligand compare favorably with the literature values of analogous compounds, and show significant increases from values observed in the uncoordinated selone. However, the mean C-Se bond distance of 1.88 (2) Å shows no significant difference from the free ligand. Other corresponding bond distances and angles show no significant differences between the free and coordinated ligands.
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