In the title compound, [RuII(C10H8N 2)3]2[FeIII(CN) 6]Cl·8H2O, the [Ru(bpy)3]2+ (bpy is 2,2′-bipyridine) cations and water molecules afford intriguing microporous honeycomb layers, while the [Fe(CN)6]3- anions and the remainder of the water molecules form anionic sheets based on extensive hydrogen-bonding networks. The cationic and anionic layers alternate along the c axis. The Fe atom in [Fe(CN)6]3- lies on an inversion centre and the axial cyano ligands are hydrogen bonded to the water molecules encapsulated within the micropores [N ⋯ O = 2.788 (5) Å], giving an unusual inter-penetration between the cationic and anionic layers. On the other hand, the in-plane cyano ligands are relatively weakly hydrogen bonded to the water molecules [N ⋯ O = 2.855 (7) and 2.881 (8) Å] within the anionic sheets.
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2004|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)