Received 9 June 2010
In the title mononuclear iron(III) complex, [Fe(C15H13N2O3)2]Cl·H2O, the FeIII atom has a distorted octahedral geometry and is six-coordinated by four O atoms and two N atoms from two ligands. In the crystal structure, the complex cations, Cl- anions and water molecules are connected into a chain along  through N-HO, O-HCl and N-HCl hydrogen bonds. Two adjacent chains are linked by O-HO hydrogen bonds.
For the applications of metal-Schiff base compounds, see: Dilworth (1976); Merchant & Clothia (1970); Pickart et al. (1983). For the ligand synthesis, see: Pouralimardan et al. (2007); Sacconi (1954). For related structures, see: Gao et al. (1998); Monfared et al. (2007); Yu et al. (2010).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT-Plus; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 1999); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97 and publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HY2322 ).
We thank the Jilin Environmental Protection Bureau Foundation of China (2007-28) and Changchun University of Science and Technology for financial support.
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