Received 23 June 2011
In the title compound, [Cu(C8H4O4)(C3H4N2)2]n, the CuII atom is four-coordinated by two carboxylate O atoms from two different terephthalate ligands and two N atoms from two imidazole ligands in a slightly distorted square-planar coordination environment. Each terephthalate ligand acts as a bis-monodentate ligand that binds two CuII atoms, thus forming two unique chains extending parallel to . The imidazole ligands are attached on both sides of the chains.
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku, 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: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: JH2303 ).
This work was supported by a start-up grant from Southeast University.
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