Aquabis(2,3-butanedione dioximato-N,N′)-(cyclopentyl)cobalt(III)

Ying Chen, Hui Lan Chen, Chun Ying Duan, Yong Jiang Liu

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The crystal structure determination of the title compound, a model for coenzyme B12, indicates that it is [Co(C4H6N2O2)(C5H 9)(C4H8N2O2)(H 2O)], i.e. one 2,3-butanedione dioxime ligand is neutral and the second is a dianion, with the CoIII ion in a distorted octahedral environment. The axial Co-C bond length [2.029 (2) Å] is close to that of coenzyme B12 [2.00 (1) Å].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1823-1825
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 15 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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