Received 2 March 2011
In the crystal structure of the centrosymmetric binuclear title complex, [Ni2(C12H8N2O2S)2(CH3OH)4], there are intermolecular O-HO, O-HN and O-HS hydrogen bonds. These help to stabilize the structure and link the molecules, forming a three-dimensional network structure. The Ni2+ cation exists in a slightly distorted octahedral NiNO5 coordination environment. The thiophene rings are disordered over two equivalent conformations with occupancies of 0.881 (3) and 0.119 (3).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 1999); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 1999); 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: BV2181 ).
The authors are grateful for financial support from The National Science Foundation of Fujian Province of China (No. 2010J01288) and Huaqiao University Basic Research Special Fund operating expenses (No.JB-JC1003).
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