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Acta Cryst. (2010). E66, m610-m611  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536810015631 ]


L. L. Di, Y. Wang, G. W. Lin and T. Lu

Abstract: In the title compound, [Zn(C8H5N2O2)2(H2O)], the ZnII ion is coordinated in each case by a carboxylate O atom and an imidazole N atom from two different benzimidazole-2-carboxylate (BIC) ligands and one water O atom in a trigonal-bipyramidal geometry. In the complex molecule, the two benzimidazole planes are twisted, making a dihedral angle of 55.93 (11)°. The three-dimensional framework is organized by intermolecular N-H...O hydrogen bonding and O-H...O interactions and [pi]-[pi] interactions between adjacent benzimidazole rings [centroid-centroid distance = 3.586 (3) Å].

Online 8 May 2010

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