Acta Cryst. (2010). E66, m1281-m1282 [ doi:10.1107/S160053681003669X ]
Abstract: The title compound, [Ni(C11H10N2O2)2](C7H5O2)2, consists of an NiII ion coordinated by two tridentate chelating (2-py)2C(OH)2 ligands (py is pyridyl) and two benzoate anions. The NiII ion is located on a twofold rotation axis, and its geometry is distorted octahedral. The gem-diol ligand (2-py)2C(OH)2 adopts an 1:1:1 coordination mode. There are O-HO hydrogen bonds between the gem-diol ligands and benzoate anions.
Online 18 September 2010
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