The structures of two isostructural phases of [M(Еn)3](ReO4)2 (M = Ni, Zn; Еn is ethylenediamine) are studied. The crystal structures belong to the triclinic system, but demonstrate a pseudohexagonal packing motif. It is shown that the product of thermal decomposition of [Zn(Еn)3](ReO4)2 (hydrogen atmosphere, 400 °C) is a homogeneous mixture of nanocrystalline zinc and rhenium powders with coherent scattering regions of ~30 nm.
- crystal chemistry
- single crystal X-ray diffraction study