Received 4 February 2009
In the title centrosymmetric mononuclear nickel(II) complex, [Ni(C7H5ClNO)2], the NiII ion, lying on an inversion center, is four-coordinated by two O and two imine N atoms from two 4-chloro-2-iminomethylphenolate ligands, forming a distorted square-planar geometry. In the crystal structure, molecules are linked into a two-dimensional network parallel to the bc plane by C-HO hydrogen bonds.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2002); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2002); data reduction: SAINT; 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: CI2768 ).
The author acknowledges Liaodong University for funding this study.
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