Compounds obtained by a solid–gas phase reactions between copper(II) chloride and bromide and 2,4-, 2,6- 3,4- and 3,5-lutidines
were studied using thermogravimetry, far-infrared, electronic spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The results were compared
with the corresponding data for the similar compounds with methylpyridines and 2,4,6-collidine. A special attention was paid
to the host-guest phenomenon, a new structural feature of transition-metal halide complexes.