Acta Cryst. (2008). E64, m1456-m1457 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536808033977 ]
Abstract: The title complex, [ZnCl2(C12H18N2O)]·0.5H2O, is a mononuclear zinc(II) compound derived from the zwitterionic form of the Schiff base 2-[3-(dimethylamino)propyliminomethyl]phenol. The ZnII atom is four-coordinated by the imine N and the phenolate O atoms of the Schiff base ligand, and by two chloride ions, in a distorted tetrahedral coordination geometry. The dimethylammonio group is disordered over two positions with site occupancies of 0.51 (3) and 0.49 (3). In the asymmetric unit, there is also a disordered water molecule with a partial occupancy of 0.5. In the crystal structure, the water molecules are linked to the Schiff base complex molecules through intermolecular N-HO hydrogen bonds. Molecules are further linked through additional intermolecular N-HO hydrogen bonds, forming chains running along the b axis.
Online 25 October 2008
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