Received 14 January 2011
In the title complex, [Cd2(NCS)4(C13H19N3O)2], the two CdII ions are bridged by a pair of thiocyanate N:S-bridging ligands around an inversion center. One terminal thiocyanate N atom and one N,N',N''-tridentate Schiff base ligand complete a distorted CdN5S octahedral geometry about each CdII atom. In the crystal, the Schiff base aromatic rings of adjacent molecules are arranged above each other into infinite chains along the a axis with alternate centroid-centroid separations of 3.5299 (13) and 3.7857 (13) Å.
For the structure of the Cu(II) complex with the same Schiff base and thiocyanate, see: Suleiman Gwaram et al. (2011). For the structures of similar cadmium complexes, see: Banerjee et al. (2005); You et al. (2006).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); 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: SHELXL97 and publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: OM2400 ).
The authors thank the University of Malaya for funding this study (FRGS grant No. FP004/2010B).
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