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Acta Cryst. (2005). E61, m1470-m1471  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536805020477 ]

{2-[2-(1H-1,3-Benzimidazol-2-yl)ethyliminomethyl]-4-bromophenolato}thiocyanatocopper(II) methanol solvate

X.-H. Qiu and X. Tong

Abstract: In the title compound, [Cu(NCS)(C16H13BrN3O)]·CH4O, the CuII center forms a distorted square coordination with two N atoms and one O atom of the ligand 2-{2-[(5-bromosalicylidene)amino]ethyl}-1H-1,3-benzimidazole, and one N atom of the thiocyanate anion. The distortion is quite large, with an O-Cu-N angle of 150.83 (10)° and an N-Cu-N angle of 149.17 (12)°. Methanol molecules link the salicylidene groups via hydrogen bonds.

Online 6 July 2005

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