Received 4 January 2011
aState Key Laboratory of Metal Matrix Composites, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, People's Republic of China,bDepartment of Chemistry, College of Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, People's Republic of China, and cInstrumental Analysis and Research Center, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, People's Republic of China
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In the centrosymmetric binuclear title complex, [Zn2(C7H5O2)4(C7H10N2)2], the Zn atoms [ZnZn = 3.0037 (6) Å] are bridged by four benzoate ligands. Each of the Zn atoms assumes an approximately square-pyramidal environment, with four O atoms in a plane and the pyridine N atom at the apical site.
For the nucleophilic properties of 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine (DMAP), see: Fu (2000). For complexes of DMAP, see: Tyrra et al. (2003) and for complexes of DMAP which exhibit luminescence, see: Araki et al. (2005). For ZnZn distances in related structures, see: Anirban et al. (2006); Han et al. (2009); Konidaris et al. (2009); Wang et al. (2008).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2000); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2000); 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: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BQ2273 ).
We thank Min Shao of Shanghai University for working on the crystal structure analysis.
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