Received 31 March 2011
In the title compound, [Cu(CHO2)2(C12H10N4)], the CuII ion lies on an inversion center and is coordinated by two formate O atoms and two N atoms from two 1,4-bis(imidazol-1-yl)phenyl ligands (L), forming a square-planar coordination environment. The linear molecule L acts as a bidente bridging ligand, connecting the metal atoms into a chain along .
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku/MSC, 2005); cell refinement: CrystalClear; data reduction: CrystalClear; 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: RN2086 ).
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