Received 17 August 2010
In the title complex, [Ni(CH3COO)(C28H26N4)]ClO4, the NiII atom is coordinated by two imine N atoms and two pyridine N atoms of the N-[(E)-1-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)methylidene]-2-(2-[(E)-1-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)methylideneamino]phenethyl)aniline donor ligand and two O atoms of the acetate ion in a distorted octahedral coordination. The average Ni-N and Ni-O bond lengths are 2.131 (13) and 2.098 (11) Å, respectively. An intramolecular N-HO interaction occurs. Relatively weak intermolecular C-HO interactions between the ligands and the ClO4- ions result in a chain extending along the b axis.
For structures of Ni complexes with ligands formed by the condensation of 2-pyridyl aldehydes and a variety of diamines, see: Banerjee et al. (2004). For comparison Ni-N bond distances, see: Martin et al. (1977).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2000); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2000); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: PV2321 ).
This work was supported by a Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by the Korean Government (KRF-2008-313-C00433).
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