The title compound, [Co(C 10 H 21 N 2 )Cl3], was obtained as the by-product of the attempted synthesis of a cobalt sulfate framework using 1,4-diaza-bicyclo-[2.2.2] octane as an organic template. The asymmetric unit comprises two distinct mol-ecules, and in each, the cobalt(II) ions are tetra-hedrally coordinated by three chloride anions and one 1-butyl-diaza-bicyclo-[2.2.2]octan-1-ium cation. The organic ligands are generated in situ, and exhibit two forms differentiated by the eclipsed and staggered conformations of the butyl groups. These mol-ecules inter-act by way of C - H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional hydrogen-bonding array.
Luachan, S., Yotnoi, B., Prior, T. J., & Rujiwatra, A. (2009). (1-Butyl-1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octon-1-ium-κN4)trichloridocobalt(II). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications, 65(3), m321-m322. https://doi.org/10.1107/s1600536809005893