Hansson C1, Carlson S, Giveen D, Johansson M, Yong S, Oskarsson A.
Acta Crystallogr B. 2006 Jun;62(Pt 3):474-9. Epub 2006 May 15.trans-PtCl(2)(dms)(2) (dms is dimethyl sulfide) crystallizes in the space group P2(1)/n and adopts the molecular point group C(i), which is the most frequently occurring point group for trans-PtX(2)L(2) complexes (78%), as observed in the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD; 2005 release), followed by C(1) (16%). Density functional theory calculations show that the observed geometry for trans-PtCl(2)(dms)(2) has slightly higher energy than the most favorable geometry in the point group C(2h), but this geometry would require a space group that hampers close packing, thus showing that intermolecular forces determine the point group for the title compound. Read More