Molecular structure of MnI2: A gas-phase electron diffraction study

Annemarie Mackenzie, Mária Kolonits, Magdolna Hargittai

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Abstract

The molecular structure of MnI2 has been determined by gas-phase electron diffraction. The analysis confirmed the linearity of the equilibrium configuration of the monomer with a bond length (r(g)) of 2.538 ± 0.008 Å. The presence of about 7% dimer was also indicated. The experimental data were consistent with the usual dimer model with two halogen bridges but they were insufficient to determine the dimer structure unambiguously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-207
Number of pages5
JournalStructural Chemistry
Volume11
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 13 2000

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Keywords

  • Electron diffraction
  • Manganese diiodide
  • MnI
  • Molecular structure
  • Transition metal dihalides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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