Received 30 June 2010
The CuII atom in the title salt, [Cu(C10H24N4)(H2O)2][CH3(CH2)8CO2]2·2H2O, is chelated by the four N atoms of the 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane (cyclam) ligand and is coordinated by two water molecules in a Jahn-Teller-type tetragonally distorted octahedral geometry. The CuII atom lies on a center of inversion. The cations, anions and uncoordinated water molecules are linked by N-HO and O-HO hydrogen bonds, forming a layer structure parallel to (001).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: X-SEED (Barbour, 2001); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BT5286 ).
We thank the University of Malaya (RG039/09SUS) and the Ministry of Higher Education (FP017/2009) for for supporting this study.
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