Crystallographic identification of an unusual homoleptic palladium citrate [Na(OH2)6]·{[Na3(OH2)8]3[NaPd3(C6H4O7)3]2}·(H2O) stabilised by intermetallic aggregation with sodium and heavy hydration.

A rare precious metal binary citrate represented by palladium in the form of a water-rich Na–Pd intermetallic aggregate has been isolated and crystallographically characterised. It shows a penta-anionic [NaPd3(citrate)3]5− core balanced by [Na3]3+ and Na+ hydrates in a 3-D coordination network stabilised exclusively by citrate bridges and fortified by… CONTINUE READING