1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium tribromido(triphenylphosphane-κP)nickelate(II) butan-1-ol hemisolvate
The solvated title salt, (C8H15N2)[NiBr3(P(C6H5)3)]·0.5C4H10O, was obtained in the form of single crystals directly from the reaction mixture. The molecular structure consists of separated 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium cations, tribromido(triphenylphosphane)nickelate(II) anions and half a solvent molecule of 1-butanol, all connected via multiple hydrogen contacts to form a three-dimensional network. The co-crystallized 1-butanol molecule is disordered and adopts two orientations. The central C—C bonds of both orientations are located on an inversion centre (Wyckoff site 2b of space group P21/n). Thereby, each orientation has again two orientations with the OH group being located either on one or the other side of the C4 alkyl chain. The dried solvent-free compound exhibits a relatively low melting point (m.p. = 412 K).