The title bismuth-iodide compound, [Bi2I6(C12H8N2)2], has been synthesized solvothermally by reacting BiI3, Mn(CH3COO)2·4H2O, and 1,10-phenanthroline in an ethanol/water solvent mixture. The compound contains two bismuth centers that are each coordinated by a phenanthroline ligand and two terminal iodide ligands, and the bismuth centers are bridged via two additional iodide ligands to form a molecular dimer. The asymmetric unit of the compound consists of one half of a single dimer molecule located on a crystallographic inversion center.
Published in Acta Crystallographica Section E, Volume E62, Issue 11, 2006, pages m2987-m2989.
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