Blogging a crystal structure a day in 2014


Contributed by

Helen Maynard-Casely

All of the symmetry – P42cm: [(CH3)4N][Cu2(NCS)3]

What does it look like?

Image from the space group project list

Image from the space group project list

What is it?

Like Saturday's structure, today's is inspired by the space group list project. This is a compound composed of [Me4N][Cu2(NCS)3], which crystallised in spacegroup #101, P42cm. This is a material with a framework structure with pretty large channels. It forms transparent crystals!

Where did the structure come from?

This structure was discovered by Dilshad and Boller in 2005.

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Tags: molecular   space group   symmetry