Received 18 November 2007
In the title compound, [Co(C7H5O3)2(C14H12N2)], the CoII ion is five-coordinated by two N atoms from one 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (dmphen) ligand and three O atoms from two 2-hydroxybenzoate anions in a distorted trigonal bipyramidal geometry. The carboxylate group of one of the two 2-hydroxybenzoate anions is monodentate with a normal Co-O distance [1.9804 (18) Å], while the other is bidentate with two longer Co-O bonds [2.1981 (18) and 2.1359 (19) Å]. The crystal structure is stabilized by aromatic - stacking interactions [centroid-centroid distances of 4.0380 (3) and 3.8216 (3) Å between dmphen/dmphen and benzene/dmphen rings, respectively] and C-H(benzene) interactions.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: APEX2; data reduction: SAINT (Bruker, 2004); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LX2038 ).
Financial support from the Science Fund of Henan Province for Distinguished Young Scholars (No. 074100510005) is gratefully acknowledged.
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