Received 19 February 2009
In the centrosymmetric dimeric title compound, [Cu2(C3H6NS2)4], the CuII atom is five-coordinate in a square-pyramidal environment. The basal coordination positions are occupied by four S atoms from two dimethyldithiocarbamate ligands and the apical coordination position is occupied by an S atom also bonded to the other Cu atom.
For the structural diversity and potential applications of transition metal complexes, see: Noro et al. (2000); Yaghi et al. (1998). For dialkyldithiocarbamates anions acting as monodentate, bidentate or bridging ligands, see: Engelhardt et al. (1988); Fernández et al. (2000); Koh et al. (2003).
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku, 2007); cell refinement: CrystalClear; data reduction: CrystalClear; 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: NG2548 ).
This work was supported financially by the Research Fund of Huaqiao University (No. 06BS216) and the Young Talent Fund of Fujian Province (No. 2007 F3060).
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