Acta Cryst. (2008). E64, m1276-m1277 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536808029139 ]
Abstract: The crystal structure of di-3-chlorido-tetra-2-chlorido-dichloridoocta(imidazole-N)tetramanganese(II) ethanol 1.234 solvate, [Mn4Cl8(C3H4N2)8]·1.234C2H5O or [Mn4Cl8(Him)8]·1.234EtOH, where Him is imidazole (C3H4N2), is based upon two Mn4Cl4 cubes which share one face, and which each lack one manganese vertex, giving a Mn4Cl6 unit. This contains two different octahedral coordination environments for the Mn atoms. Mn1 is coordinated by four bridging chlorido ligands and two imidazole N atoms, whereas Mn2 is coordinated by three bridging and one terminal Cl and two imidazole N atoms. The remaining two Mn centres are generated by inversion symmetry. A partial occupancy solvent molecule (ethanol) is present. The crystal structure displays several N-HCl and N-HO hydrogen bonds.
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