Received 21 November 2011
The binuclear title compound, [Cu2(C7H4N3O2)4(C3H7NO)2], is a discrete metal-organic compound having a paddle-wheel-type structure. The CuCu distance is 2.6366 (5) Å and an inversion center is located at the mid-point of this bond. The CuII cation is coordinated by four carboxylate O atoms from four 4-azidobenzoate ligands, and one O atom from a dimethylformamide molecule, forming an overall distorted octahedral geometry when the CuCu bond is also considered.
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku, 2002); 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: BH2402 ).
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