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Acta Cryst. (2006). E62, m708-m709  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536806007811 ]

Bis{[mu]-2,2'-[ethane-1,3-diylbis(nitrilomethylidyne)]diphenolato}dizinc(II)

M. Odoko, N. Tsuchida and N. Okabe

Abstract: The crystal structure of the title compound, [Zn2(C16H14N2O2)2], shows the dimeric complex to be centrosymmetric. Distorted pentacoordinate square-pyramidal geometry is formed around ZnII, defined by two N atoms and two O atoms of the N,N'-bis(salicylidene)-1,2-ethylenediamine (salen) ligand and one bridging O atom of the adjacent ligand. Two salen ligands in this dimeric complex are twisted in opposite directions to each other.

Online 8 March 2006


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