Received 6 July 2008
The title complex, [Ni(C16H18O2PS2)2(C6H7N)2], exhibits a roughly octahedral coordination geometry. The NiII atom lies on an inversion centre and is coordinated by four S atoms of O,O'-diphenethyl dithiophosphate molecules and two N atoms of 4-methylpyridine molecules. Important geometric data include Ni-N = 2.100 (3) Å, and Ni-S = 2.5101 (10) and 2.4772 (11) Å.
Data collection: CAD-4 Software (Enraf-Nonius, 1989); cell refinement: CAD-4 Software; data reduction: XCAD4 (Harms & Wocadlo, 1995); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 1997); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: DN2365 ).
The authors acknowledge financial assistance from the Education Committee of Sichuan Province of China (project No. 2006 A110, 07ZA161) and the Science and Technology Office of Zigong City, China (project No. 07GX008).
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