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Chemistry and Pharmacology
Summary The crystal structure of CuCl2(C7H8N4O2)(H2O)2 has been determined from diffractometer data by Patterson and Fourier methods and refined by full-matrix least-squares to R=0.067 for 2123 observed reflections. Unit cell constants are:a=9.930(8),b=9.987(8),c=7.483(6) Å,α=123.2(1),β=94.5(1),γ= 83.9(1)°. The space group is P¯1 withZ=2. The structure consists of diaquadichlorotheophyllinecopper(II) complexes linked by hydrogen bonds. The coordination polyhedron of copper is a square pyramid whose base, severely tetrahedrally distorted, is formed by a water molecule [Cu-Ow=2.025(7) Å], two chlorines [Cu-Cl=2.273(4), 2.296(4) Å] and an imidazole nitrogen [Cu-N=1.983(9) Å] from the theophylline ligand. A second water molecule is at the apex of the pyramid [Cu-Ow=2.292(7) Å]. Coordination is completed to a distorted octahedral one by a long Cu ... O=3.164(7) Å contact involving the exocyclic oxygen at C6 of the theophylline ligand.
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