Received 15 September 2010
In the title salt, [Ni(C7H6NO2)(C16H36N4)]ClO4·H2O, the NiII cation is O,O'-chelated by the benzoate anion and N,N',N'',N'''-chelated by the macrocycle ligand, confering a distorted octahedral geometry on the metal atom. The complex cations, perchlorate anions and uncoordinated water molecules are linked by N-HO and O-HO hydrogen bonds into a three-dimensional network. The perchlorate ion is disordered over two positions in a 0.554 (8):0.446 (8) ratio.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2003); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2003); 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: XU5028 ).
We thank the Key Subject Construction Project of Hunan Province (No. 2006-180), the Key Scientific Research Project of Hunan Provincial Education Department (No. 08 A023, 05 C736), the NSF of Hunan Province (09 J J3028) and the University of Malaya for supporting this study.
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