The substituted sandwich complex crystallizes in monoclinic space group P21/m with Z=2. Twinning to the (001) direction with the special condition c*/4 a* = cos β* causes systematic superposition of the reciprocal lattices of both domains and results in an apparent unit cell with double volume and the reflection condition (2 h)kl, l=2 n. The structure solution was obtained with the subset of intensity data for the predominant individuum and converged at R = 0.040, Rw=0.046 for 832 independent observations and 122 variables. The molecules show disorder with respect to the crystallographic mirror plane. The structure is closely related to that of decamethylruthenocene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
JournalStructural Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1994


  • crystal structure determination
  • disorder
  • Monoclinic twinning
  • sandwich complex
  • tetramethyltrifluoromethylcyclopentadienyl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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