Received 15 December 2010
aDepartment of Chemistry, School of Science, Payame Noor University (PNU), Ardakan, Yazd, Iran,bDepartment of Chemistry, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, and cX-ray Crystallography Laboratory, Plasma Physics Research Center, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Cu(C26H22N2O2)]·C2H5OH, comprises a Schiff base complex and an ethanol molecule of crystallization. The CuII atom shows a distorted square-planar geometry. The dihedral angle between the two aromatic rings is 48.16 (13)°. The crystal structure is stabilized by intermolecular O-HO and C-HO hydrogen bonds and intermolecular - interactions with centroid-centroid distances in the range 3.485 (2)-3.845 (3) Å.
For standard values of bond lengths, see: Allen et al. (1987). For background to Schiff base-metal complexes, see: Granovski et al. (1993); Blower et al. (1998); Elmali et al. (2000); Kargar et al. (2010).
Data collection: X-AREA (Stoe & Cie, 2005); cell refinement: X-AREA; data reduction: X-RED32 (Stoe & Cie, 2005); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: JH2247 ).
HK thanks PNU for financial support. RK thanks the Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University.
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