Acta Cryst. (2011). E67, m779 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536811018162 ]
Abstract: In the title compound, [Cu(C8H7O2)2(C12H8N2)], the CuII atom assumes a distorted octahedral coordination geometry, chelated by two N atoms from the 1,10'-phenanthroline ligand and four O atoms from two 2-methylbenzoate anions. A significant Jahn-Teller distortion is observed with two axial Cu-O distances significantly longer than those in the equatorial CuO2N2 plane. In the crystal, - stacking interactions, with centroid-centroid distances of 3.547 (3) or 3.728 (3) Å between the phenanthroline rings, form layers parallel to (011).
Online 20 May 2011
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