Received 11 February 2009
The structure of the title compound, [Fe2(C17H16N2O2)2(OH)2]·2C3H7N, consists of centrosymmetric dimeric units in which crystallographically equivalent FeIII ions are doubly bridged by hydroxide groups. Each FeIII center in the complex has a six-coordinated distorted cis-FeN2O4 octahedral geometry.
For background to the use of Schiff base ligands in the assembly of hydroxo-, alkoxo- or phenoxo-bridged clusters and polymers, see: Chen et al. (2006); Koizumi et al. (2005); Ni & Wang (2007). For the use of H2salpn as a flexible ligand, see: Ni et al. (2005); Si et al. (2002).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2001); data reduction: SAINT-Plus; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: XP in SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: XP in SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HG2478 ).
This work was supported by the Science Foundation of Shandong Provincial Education Department, China.
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