Received 21 September 2010
In the dimeric centrosymmetric title complex, [Er2(C10H11O4)6(C12H8N2)2], the ErIII ion is nine-coordinated by five 2-(3,4-dimethoxylphenyl)acetic acid (DMPA) ligands via seven O atoms and two N atoms from a bis-chelating 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) ligand in a distorted tricapped trigonal-prismatic geometry. The DMPA ligands are coordinated to the ErIII ion in bis-chelate, bridging and bridging tridentate modes. Relatively weak intramolecular C-HO interactions reinforce the stability of the molecular structure. Intermolecular C-HO interactions are also observed.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2006); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2006); 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: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: PV2331 ).
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