Received 12 October 2010
In the title complex, [Ni(C9H6O4)(C3H4N2)4], the NiII ion is O,O'-chelated by the phenylmalonato ligand and coordinated by four imidazole ligands in a slightly distorted octahedral geometry. In the crystal structure, symmetry-related molecules are linked by N-HO hydrogen bonds, generating a three-dimensional network.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2005); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2005); 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: LH5153 ).
We thank the Key Laboratory of Environmental Material and Environmental Engineering of Jiangsu Province, Yangzhou University and the University of Malaya for supporting this study.
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