Acta Cryst. (2009). E65, m347-m348 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536809006643 ]
Abstract: The title compound, [PtCl2(C13H11O2P)2]·CHCl3, has a rare PtCl2 bridging of two dibenzooxaphosphorine ligands through the metal atom. The PtII ion is in a slightly distorted square-planar environment. The trichloromethane solvent molecule shows rotational disorder (major occupancy is 0.75) and is placed near to the inversion centre at (1/2, 1/2, 0) in channels parallel to the a axis. The solvent molecule is linked to the complex molecule via intermolecular bifurcated C-HCl and C-HO hydrogen bonds. The crystal structure is further stabilized by - interactions involving the benzene rings, with a centroid-centroid distance of 3.658 (8) Å.
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