In the title complex, diaqua(1H-imidazole-κN 3)(nitrato-κ 2 O,O′)bis(4-oxopent-2-en-2-olato-κ 2 O,O′)lanthanum(III), [La(C 5 H 7 O 2) 2 (NO 3)(C 3 H 4 N 2)(H 2 O) 2 ], the La atom is coordinated by eight O atoms of two acetylacetonate (acac) anions acting as bidentate ligands, two water molecule as monodentate ligands, one nitrate anions as a bidentate ligand and one N atom of an imidazolate (ImH) molecule as a monodentate ligand. Thus, the coordination number of the La atom is nine in a monocapped square antiprismatic polyhedron. There are three types of intermolecular hydrogen bonds between ligands, the first involving nitrate-water O⋯H - O interactions running along the  direction, the second involving acac-water O⋯H - O interactions along the  direction and the third involving an Im-nitrate N - H⋯O interaction along the  direction (five interactions of this type). Thus, an overall one-dimensional network structure is generated. The molecular plane of an ImH molecule is almost parallel to that of a nitrate ligand, making an angle of only 6.04(12)°. Interestingly, the ImH plane is nearly perpendicular to the planes of two neighbouring acac ligands.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- crystal structure
- lanthanum complex