South African Journal of Chemistry
On-line version ISSN 1996-840X
Print version ISSN 0379-4350
In this paper we report the synthesis and the crystal structure of eight inorganic-organic hybrids containing various lead halides as the inorganic motif and a chiral, primary ammonium cation as the organic constituent. The organic cation investigated is (C6H11C*H(CH3)NH3)+ and both the (R) and (S) as well as the racemic (RS) forms were used. Within the structures obtained, three different inorganic motifs are displayed by the lead halide octahedra: 1-D polymeric face-sharing chains of formula ((R)-[C6H5CH(CH3)NH3)PbBr3](4) and [((S)-C6H5CH(CH3)NH3)PbBr3](5); 1-D polymeric corner-sharing ribbons based on the terminated-K2NiF4 type structure of formula ((R)-[C6H5CH(CH3)NH3)8Pb8I14](1) and [((S)-C6H5CH(CH3)NH3)8Pb8I14] (2); and 2-D corner-sharing layers based on the K2NiF4 perovskite structure type of formula [((RS)-C6H5CH(CH3)NH3)2PbBr4] (3), [((RS)C5H5CH(CH3)NH3)2PbCl4] (6), (R)-[C6H5CH(CH3)NH3)2PbCl4] (7) and [((S)-C6H5CH(CH3)NH3)2PbCl4] (8).
Keywords : Inorganic-organic hybrids; X-ray crystal structure; hydrogen bonding; lead halide octahedra.