Received 7 October 2010
aCollege of Materials Science and Engineering, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou 310018, People's Republic of China, and bDepartment of Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology of Education Ministry, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Hangzhou 310018, People's Republic of China
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The solvothermal reaction of copper(I) iodide and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) in ethanol yielded the title polymeric compound, [CuI(C12H8N2)]n. The asymmmetric unit comprises one Cu+ cation, one I- anion and one phen ligand. Each Cu+ cation is in a distorted tetrahedral coordination by two iodide anions and two N atoms from a bidentate chelating phen ligand. The Cu+ cations are bridged through the iodide anions, leading to a zigzag chain structure extending parallel to . There are - interactions among adjacent phen ligands of one chain [centroid-centroid distance = 3.693 (3) Å].
Data collection: PROCESS-AUTO (Rigaku, 1998); cell refinement: PROCESS-AUTO; data reduction: CrystalStructure (Rigaku/MSC, 2004); 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: KP2280 ).
We are grateful for financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (project No. 20803070) and the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province (project No. Y4100610).
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