Acta Crystallographica Section E
Volume 60, Issue 8, pages m1108–m1110, August 2004
How to Cite
Gritzo, H., Schaper, F. and Brintzinger, H.-H. (2004), Bis(η3-indenyl)bis(tetrahydrofuran)magnesium(II). Acta Crystallographica E, 60: m1108–m1110. doi: 10.1107/S1600536804016149
In the crystal structure of the title compound, [Mg(C4H8O)2(C9H7)2], the two indenyl ligands are bound to the Mg atom in a manner intermediate between η1- and η3-coordination; the latter is untypical, as it includes one of the ring-sharing C atoms. The O—Mg—O angle [101.01°] is larger than for any other magnesocene–(THF)2 adduct (THF is tetrahydrofuran). A crystallographic C2 axis bisects the O—Mg—O angle.