Acta Cryst. (2005). E61, m1595-m1597 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536805022233 ]
Abstract: Reacting zinc(II) with 2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole, H(hpb), and 2-(4-amino-2-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole, H(apb), yields a cocrystalline mixture of Zn(hpb)2 and Zn(apb)2, complexes of the two deprotonated phenolate ligands. The ligands chelate to the ZnII ions in a tetrahedral geometry and are statistically disordered with an occupancy ratio of 0.56 (1):0.44 (1). Ethanol and water molecules also cocrystallize in the crystal structure, with the O atom of the solvent water molecule located on a twofold axis, giving an overall formula [Zn(C13H9.44N2.44O)2]·2C2H6O·0.5H2O. The neutral complexes are connected to one another by intermolecular hydrogen bonding interactions that extend into three-dimensional arrays.
Online 20 July 2005
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