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New Hofmann type clathrates in the form of M(4-Phpy)2Ni(CN)4.2G (where 4-Phpy = 4-phenylpyridine, G = 1,4-dioxane and M = Ni, Co and Cd) have been prepared in powder form and their FT-IR and Raman spectra have been reported. The results suggest that these compounds are similar in structure to the Hofmann type clathrates and their structures consist of polymeric layers of |M-Ni(CN)4|∞ with the 4-Phpy bound to the metal (M) atom.
KEY WORDS: Hofmann type clathrates, Vibrational spectra, 4-Phenylpyridine, 1,4-Dioxane
Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2010, 24(3), 375-381.