crystal structure, solvate, hydrogen bonding
In the title compound, C36H30NP2+·BF4−·CHCl3 or [PPN]BF4·CHCl3, where [PPN] = [(Ph3P)2N]+, two triphenylphosphine units are attached to a central N atom. The P—N—P bond angle is 137.69 (11)°. The two P—N bonds are nearly equivalent, with lengths of 1.5834 (18) and 1.5798 (17) Å. Both the BF4− anion and the chloroform solvent molecule are disordered over two positions, with occupancy ratios of 0.872 (3):0.128 (3) and 0.9628 (9):0.0372 (9), respectively. In the crystal, C—H⋯F and C—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds link the [PPN]+ cations, the BF4− anions, and the chloroform solvent molecules into an array which extends along the b-axis direction.
Manandhar, Rachana; Rath, Nigam; and Jones, Myron, "Bis(triphenylphosphine) iminium Tetrafluoroborate Chloroform Monosolvate" (2018). Chemistry & Biochemistry Faculty Works. 91.
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