In the field of homogeneous catalysis, particularly in anti-Markovnikov hydration, sterically demanding phosphine ligand has found to be very effective. Here we report the crystal structure of a phosphine-imidazolium salt which crystallized in monoclinic space group P21/c with a = 16.6623(13) (Å), b = 10.6686(8) (Å) and c = 12.8916(11) with β = 110.232(2). Hirshfeld surface analysis show that the halogen–hydrogen interaction leads to a formation of 1D chain. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.