Received 15 May 2011
aMicroscale Science Institute, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Weifang University, Weifang 261061, People's Republic of China, and bDepartment of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Weifang University, Weifang 261061, People's Republic of China
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In the title complex, [Co(C12H8N2)3](C2Cl3O2)2, the CoII ion lies on a twofold rotation axis and is coordinated by six N atoms from three bis-chelating 1,10-phenanthroline ligands in a distorted octahedral environment. The crystal structure is stabilized by weak intermolecular C-HO hydrogen bonds.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 1997); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 1997); 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: LH5253 ).
The authors would like to thank the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (No. Y2008B30).
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