Received 10 June 2011
The complex molecule of the title compound, [Ni(C10H11N2O)2(C5H5N)2], has a crystallographically imposed centre of symmetry. The NiII atom is coordinated in a distorted octahedral geometry by the O and N atoms of two trans arranged anionic bidentate hydrazone ligands forming the equatorial plane and by the N atoms of two pyridine molecules at the axial positions. In the crystal, intermolecular C-HN hydrogen bonds link the molecules into columns parallel to the b axis.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 1996); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 1996); 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: RZ2613 ).
The authors thank the National Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province, China (2009JM2012) for financial support.
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