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Acta Cryst. (2006). E62, m2552–m2554 []


There has recently been increasing interest in bismuth(III) coordination chemistry, particularly in the light of the role of bismuth compounds in 212Bi isotope therapy in cancer research and the use of bismuth complexes in the treatment of peptic ulcers. In particular, the interaction of bismuth(III) salts with chelating dithiocarbamate ligands has been actively studied. In view of the above we report here the synthesis and structure of the title compound, Bi(S2CNBz2)3. The coordination polyhedron in the title compound, [Bi(C15H14NS2)3] or [Bi{S2CN(C7H7)2}3], is a distorted trigonal antiprism, with three strong (2.664–2.731 Å) and three weak (2.904–2.965 Å) Bi–S bonds.

F. Li, H.-D. Yin, J. Zhai and D.-Q. Wang