Received 15 June 2008
The title compound, [Zn(C2N3)2(C12H9NO)2]n, is a polymeric zinc(II) complex with the metal ion located on an inversion centre. The ZnII ion is six-coordinated by two N atoms of two 3-benzoylpyridine ligands and four N atoms from four dicyanamide ligands, forming a slightly distorted octahedral configuration. In the crystal structure, neighboring Zn atoms are linked together by double dicyanamide bridges to form a polymeric zinc(II) complex.
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku, 2005); cell refinement: CrystalClear; data reduction: CrystalClear ; 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: BQ2086 ).
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