A redetermination of cis-aquabis(glycinato-κ2N,O)copper(II)
Journal article, 2004

The crystal structure of the title compound, [Cu(C2H4NO2)2(H2O)], reported by Freeman et al. [(1964). Acta Cryst. 17, 1463-1470], has been reinvestigated and its absolute configuration established by anomalous dispersion effects. The origin of chirality in the crystalline state of this compound is the formation of right-handed helices from a CuII coordination network self-resolved into a pure enantiomeric phase.

X-ray crystal structure

absolute configuration


Barbara Casari

Amir Mahmoudkhani

Vratislav Langer

Chalmers, Department of Environmental Inorganic Chemistry

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online

1600-5368 (ISSN)

Vol. E60 12 m1949-m1951

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Chemical Sciences

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