Response to the comment on "crystallographic space group choice and its chemical consequences: Revised crystal structure of [Fe(phen) 2Cl2]NO3"

Bhaskar Biswas, Hui-Lien Tsai, Yann Garcia, Niranjan Kole

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Abstract

Space group assignment based on single-crystal X-ray data is a difficult task when solvated complexes are concerned. The crystal structure reported by Lutz et al. concerns a solvated form of our complex [Fe(phen)2Cl 2]NO3. Loss of solvent molecules was prevented by the much lower temperature used for recording X-ray diffraction data. Great care should be taken during crystal analysis, especially depending on whether it has been performed under solvent-free or in solvated conditions. An accurate chemical composition of inorganic complexes containing solvate molecules can be achieved only after annealing for a long time at a rigorously constant temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2470-2472
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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