Received 12 January 2010
In the title mononuclear nickel(II) complex, [Ni(C12H17N2O2)(NCS)], the metal atom is four-coordinated in a tetrahedrally distorted square-planar geometry by the phenolate O atom, the imine N atom and the amine N atom of the Schiff base ligand and by the N atom of a thiocyanate ligand. In the crystal structure, centrosymmetrically related molecules are linked into dimers through intermolecular N-HO hydrogen bonds. These dimers are further connected by intermolecular C-HS hydrogen bonds, forming chains running parallel to .
For general background to nickel(II) complexes with Schiff bases, see: Campbell & Urbach (1973); Wallis & Cummings (1974); Polt et al. (2003); Mukhopadhyay et al. (2003). For the structures of related complexes, see: Montazerozohori et al. (2009); Zhu et al. (2004, 2006).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 1998); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 1998); 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: RZ2410 ).
This work was supported by Yichun University.
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