Ellis, Henry A.; White, Nicole A.; Hassan, Ishmael; Ahmad, Rafi
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Chemistry
A room temperature structure for anhydrous lead (II) decanoate
Journal of molecular structure
Date of Publication
The room temperature structure of anhydrous lead (II) decanoate has been studied using X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy and polarizing light microscopy. A triclinic unit cell with dimensions: a = 8.529 (3), b = 11.207 (4), c = 28.451 (2) Å, a = 83.814 (2), b = 88.971 (2), g = 65.143 (3); Z = 4, M = 549.2 g mol-1, Dc = 1.50 (6), Dm = 1.68 (2) is indicated. Infrared and powder diffraction data point to a structure containing both bidenate bonding and carboxylate bridging around, possibly eight coordinated lead. A bilayer arrangement of chains at an average 68° to planes containing Pb2+ ions is proposed. Each molecule is situated at the corners and center of the unit cell with possibly P1 symmetry as is the case for copper (II) decanoate.....