Received 22 July 2009
In the title compound, [Cu(C2N3)2(C13H14N2)]n, the CuII atom, located on an inversion centre, adopts a distorted octahedral coordination by six N atoms, two from 1,3-di-4-pyridylpropane and four from dicyanamide ligands, with significantly different Cu-N distances. The metal centres are linked in an unusual triple-bridged mode into chains parallel to .
For the architectures and topologies of metal-organic compounds, see: Eddaoudi et al. (2001). For their potential applications, see: Zhang et al. (2007); Banerjee et al. (2008). For compounds constructed in single or double-bridged modes, see: Zhang et al. (2008); Lang et al. (2004).
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku, 2008); 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: PV2188 ).
This work is supported by the Foundation of Jiangsu University (08JDG036).
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