Acta Cryst. (2010). E66, m1464 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536810042443 ]
Abstract: The title compound, [Cd2(NCS)4(C8H8N2)4], is a centrosymmetric dinuclear cadmium(II) complex in which each two metal ions are linked by a pair of thiocyanate N:S-bridges. Two 2-methylbenzimidazole N-atom donors and one terminal thiocyanate N atom complete a highly distorted square-pyramidal geometry around the Cd atom. In the crystal structure, two N-HS hydrogen-bonding interactions occur, resulting in a three-dimensional polymeric structure. The apical 2-methylbenzimidazole ring and its symmetry-related counterpart are arranged in an antiparallel manner with a centroid-centroid separation of 3.6050 (14) Å, indicative of a - interaction.
Online 23 October 2010
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