Received 26 April 2010
In the title centrosymmetric dinuclear EuIII complex, [Eu2(CH3COO)6(C12H8N2)2], each EuIII cation is coordinated by seven O atoms from five acetate anions and two N atoms from one phenanthroline ligand in a distorted tricapped trigonal-prismatic geometry. Four acetate anions bridge two EuIII cations to form the dinuclear complex, with an EuEu distance of 3.9409 (8) Å. Weak intermolecular C-HO hydrogen bonding is present in the crystal structure.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2001); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2001); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: XU2753 ).
This work was supported financially by Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Bureau (grant No. 2008B010600009) and the NSFC (grant Nos. 20971047 and U0734005).
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