Synthesis and crystal structure of ethyl zinc chloride

Antonio Guerrero, David L. Hughes, Manfred Bochmann

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Crystalline ethylzinc chloride exists as a coordination polymer in the form of puckered sheets with Zn3Cl3 rings, which differ from the well-known structure of [EtZnI]8 in adopting a boat rather than chair conformation. This contrasts with the tetrameric cubane structure suggested in 1966 based on molecular weight determinations in benzene solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1525-1527
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2006

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