Acta Cryst. (2006). E62, m585-m587 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536806005459 ]
Abstract: The title complex, [Ru(C12H8N3)(C10H8N2)2]ClO4·CH3CN·H2O, was grown by diethyl ether diffusion into an acetonitrile solutionfrom acetonitrile at room temperature. The RuII ion is in a distorted octahedral environment coordinated by two 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) and one deprotonated 2-(2-pyridyl)benzimidazole (PIB) ligand. Charge is balanced by a perchlorate counter-ion. The free water molecule links an O atom of the perchlorate ion and the uncoordinated N atom of the ligand PIB by hydrogen bond.
Online 24 February 2006
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