The triclinic form of dipotassium cobalt(II) bis-(dihydrogendiphosphate) dihydrate

Abdellatif Lamhamdi, Rachid Essehli, Brahim El Bali, Michal Dušek, Karla Fejfarová

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In the title compound, K2Co(H2P2O 7)2·2H2O, the octa-hedrally coordinated Co 2+ ion lies on an inversion centre. Two bidentate dihydrogendiphosphate anions form the equatorial plane of the [CoO6] octa-hedron which is completed by two water mol-ecules in axial positions. This results in isolated {Co(H2O)2[H2P2O 7]2}4- entities linked into a three-dimensional network through K - O bonds and O - H⋯O hydrogen-bonding inter-actions involving the dihydrogendiphosphate anions and water mol-ecules. The dihydrogendiphosphate anion, (H2P2O7)2-, is bent and shows an almost eclipsed conformation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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