Selten-Erd-Mandelate. Synthese und Kristallstrukturen von Pr(Man)3(ManH) und Er(Man)3(H2O)2 / Synthesis and Crystal Structures of Pr(Man)3(ManH) and Er(Man)3(H2O)2

Claudia Bromant, Wassiliki Nika, Ingo Pantenburg, Gerd Meyer
2005 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. B, A journal of chemical sciences  
Pr(Man)3(ManH) and Er(Man)3(H2O)2 (ManH = mandelic acid) have been synthesized by slow evaporation of aqueous solutions of rare-earth salts (Pr(OH)3, ErCl3 · 6H2O) with mandelic acid (α-hydroxy-phenyl acetic acid, C8H8O3) and their crystal structures were determined on the basis of X-ray data. In the crystal structure of Pr(Man)3(ManH) (1) (monoclinic, P21, a = 574.8(1), b = 3042.5(4), c = 908.4(1) pm, β = 92.09(2)°, Z = 2) the Pr(III) ions are surrounded by eight oxygen atoms in a distorted
more » ... s in a distorted square antiprismatic fashion with distances Pr-O in the range 241 to 254 pm. These polyhedra are connected by coordinative bonds to chains paralleling the crystallographic [100] direction. In Er(Man)3(H2O)2 (2) (orthorhombic, P212121, a = 577.7(3), b = 1816.3(13), c = 2329.4(13) pm, Z = 4) the crystal structure contains isolated complexes with octa-coordinated erbium atoms chelated by three mandelate anions through one of their carboxylate oxygen atoms and the alcoholic hydroxyl group. Two water molecules complete the distorted square antiprismatic coordination sphere.
doi:10.1515/znb-2005-0709 fatcat:kvp4exw5gvbl5oozrg4ixsf56y