Response to the Comment on “Crystallographic Space Group Choice and Its Chemical Consequences: Revised Crystal Structure of [Fe(phen)2Cl2]NO3

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Space group assignment based on single-crystal X-ray data is a difficult task when solvated complexes are concerned. The crystal structure reported by Lutz et al. concerns a solvated form of our complex [Fe(phen)2Cl2]NO3. Loss of solvent molecules was prevented by the much lower temperature used for recording X-ray diffraction data. Great care should be taken during crystal analysis, especially depending on whether it has been performed under solvent-free or in solvated conditions.

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