The title compound, poly[([mu]2-2H,5H-1,3-dithiolo[4,5-d][1,3]dithiole-2,5-dithione)hexa-[mu]2-iodido-diiodidotetramercury(II)], [Hg4I8(C4S6)]n, represents the first example of a coordination polymer assembled by the [alpha],[alpha]-C4S6 dithione ligand. The HgII ions are four-coordinated in a distorted tetrahedral geometry, the coordination demand being satisfied either by four bridging iodide ligands or by three iodide ligands (one terminal and two bridging) and a thiocarbonyl S atom. Due to the bridging nature of the dithione ligand, the coordination polymer has a two-dimensional structure, built up of undulated layers parallel to (001). There is an inversion center at the mid-point of the central C=C double bond.
Data acquisition : from 2008 to 2009
Data provision : 1 Mar 2011
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Creation : 22 Jul 2016
University: master, Research