Received 16 August 2010
In the title complex, [Cu(NCS)(C12H8N2)]n, the CuI ion is in a distorted tetrahedral CuN3S coordination geometry. The thiocyanate ligand acts as bridging ligand, forming chains along . A crystallographic mirror plane runs through the CuI ion, the thiocyanate ligand and the middle of the phenanthroline ligand.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 1997); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 1997); 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: LH5123 ).
The authors thank the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province of China (grant No. ZR2009BL002).
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