Received 11 December 2011
The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Mn2(SO4)2(C6H5NO2)2(H2O)6], comprises half of a centrosymmetric dimer. The MnII atom is coordinated by two O atoms of the monodentate carboxylate ligand, an O atom of the sulfate anion in axial position and three water molecules in a distorted octahedral geometry. In the crystal, molecules are connected through N-HO and O-HO hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network. The crystal structure is further stabilized by intermolecular - interactions [centroid-centroid distance = 3.842 (2) Å].
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2005); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2005); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BQ2328 ).
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