Direct electrochemical synthesis and crystal structure of tris(pyridine-2-selenolato)indium(III)

Jaime Romero, Maria L. Durán, Jose A. García-Vázquez, Alfonso Castiñeiras, Antonio Sousa, Léon Christiaens, Jon Zubieta

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The compound [In(pySe)3] has been prepared by the electrochemical oxidation of the metal in an acetonitrile solution of 2,2′-dipyridyldiselenide [(pySe)2]. The crystal structures of 2,2′-dipyridyldiselenide and [In(pySe)3] have been determined by X-ray diffraction. Crystals of [(pySe)2] are orthorhombic, space group Pna21, with cell dimensions a=17.499(2), b=10.842(1) and c=5.755(1) Å. The indium compound has a molecular structure and it crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21 with a=8.754(3), b=12.010(2), c=9.403(3) Å and β=113.28(1)°. The indium atom has a distorted octahedral geometry with the ligand coordinated through both nitrogen and selenium atoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-311
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 28 1997


  • Crystal structures
  • Electrochemical synthesis
  • Indium complexes
  • Pyridine-2-selenolato complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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