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Acta Cryst. (2005). E61, m1583-m1585  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536805021549 ]

A binuclear iminodiacetato-copper(II) complex with the N,N'-bis(pyridin-4-ylmethylene)hydrazine ligand as spacer

N. Kundu, P. B. Chatterjee, M. Chaudhury and E. R. T. Tiekink

Abstract: The centrosymmetric title compound, [mu]-N,N'-bis(pyridin-4-ylmethylene)hydrazine-bis[diaqua(iminodiacetato)copper(II)], [Cu2(C4H5NO4)2(C12H10N4)(H2O)4], features a trans-N2O4 donor set that defines a heavily distorted octahedral geometry. Coordination is provided by a tridentate iminodiacetate (ida) dianion, one end of a bidentate bridging N,N'-bis(pyridin-4-ylmethylene)hydrazine ligand, which is disposed about a centre of inversion, and two water molecules. Extensive hydrogen bonding leads to a cohesive crystal structure.

Online 16 July 2005

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