Received 2 February 2009
In the title compound, [Cd(ClO4)2(C15H18N4)4], the CdII ion is coordinated in a slightly distorted octahedral environment by two trans monodentate perchlorate ligands and four 1-(2-pyridyl)-4-(4-pyridylmethyl)piperazine (pmpp) ligands. In the crystal structure, molecules are organized into layers parallel to the ab plane by C-HO interactions. Similar interactions promote the stacking of these layers into the three-dimensional crystal structure.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2006); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2006); data reduction: SAINT-Plus; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: CrystalMaker (Palmer, 2007); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LH2771 ).
The authors gratefully acknowledge the donors of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for funding this work.
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