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Received 8 December 2011
Accepted 14 December 2011
Online 21 December 2011

Key indicators
Single-crystal X-ray study
T = 291 K
Mean [sigma](C-C) = 0.007 Å
R = 0.046
wR = 0.121
Data-to-parameter ratio = 12.6
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cis-Bis(acetonitrile-[kappa]N)bis(2,2'-bipyridine-[kappa]2N,N')ruthenium(II) tetrafluoridoborate

aDepartment of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lianyungang Teachers College, Lianyungang 222006, People's Republic of China, and bState Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, Nanjing National Laboratory of Microstructures, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, People's Republic of China
Correspondence e-mail: whuang@nju.edu.cn

In the cation of the title compound, [Ru(CH3CN)2(C10H8N2)2](BF4)2, the RuII atom is six-coordinated in a distorted octahedral geometry by the N atoms of the two 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) ligands and two cis-arranged acetonitrile molecules. The dihedral angles formed by the pyridine rings of the bpy ligands are 8.86 (12) and 10.12 (14)°. In the crystal, the cations and anions are linked by C-H...F hydrogen bonds into a three-dimensional network.

Related literature

For the structures of related complexes, see: Chattopadhyay et al. (2004[Chattopadhyay, S. K., Mitra, K., Biswas, S., Naskar, S., Mishra, D., Adhikary, B., Harrison, R. G. & Cannon, J. F. (2004). Transition Met. Chem. 29, 1-6.]); Cordes et al. (1992[Cordes, A. W., Durham, B., Pennington, W. T., Kuntz, B. & Allen, L. (1992). J. Crystallogr. Spectrosc. Res. 22, 699-704.]); Heeg et al. (1985[Heeg, M. J., Kroener, R. & Deutsch, E. (1985). Acta Cryst. C41, 684-686.]); Xu & Huang (2007[Xu, F. & Huang, W. (2007). Acta Cryst. E63, m2114.]).

[Scheme 1]

Experimental

Crystal data
  • [Ru(C2H3N)2(C10H8N2)2](BF4)2

  • Mr = 669.17

  • Monoclinic, P 21 /c

  • a = 10.5648 (7) Å

  • b = 24.0246 (17) Å

  • c = 10.4561 (7) Å

  • [beta] = 90.253 (1)°

  • V = 2653.9 (3) Å3

  • Z = 4

  • Mo K[alpha] radiation

  • [mu] = 0.67 mm-1

  • T = 291 K

  • 0.16 × 0.14 × 0.12 mm

Data collection
  • Bruker SMART CCD area-detector diffractometer

  • Absorption correction: multi-scan (SADABS; Bruker, 2000[Bruker (2000). SMART, SAINT and SADABS. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]) Tmin = 0.900, Tmax = 0.924

  • 13281 measured reflections

  • 4680 independent reflections

  • 3326 reflections with I > 2[sigma](I)

  • Rint = 0.045

Refinement
  • R[F2 > 2[sigma](F2)] = 0.046

  • wR(F2) = 0.121

  • S = 0.95

  • 4680 reflections

  • 372 parameters

  • H-atom parameters constrained

  • [Delta][rho]max = 0.76 e Å-3

  • [Delta][rho]min = -0.41 e Å-3

Table 1
Hydrogen-bond geometry (Å, °)

D-H...A D-H H...A D...A D-H...A
C2-H2...F1i 0.93 2.50 3.179 (7) 130
C7-H7...F6ii 0.93 2.47 3.373 (7) 165
C9-H9...F4iii 0.93 2.42 3.299 (7) 158
C12-H12...F8 0.93 2.54 3.459 (7) 167
C14-H14...F2iv 0.93 2.33 3.238 (8) 164
Symmetry codes: (i) -x+1, -y+1, -z+1; (ii) x-1, y, z; (iii) [x-1, -y+{\script{3\over 2}}, z-{\script{1\over 2}}]; (iv) [x, -y+{\script{3\over 2}}, z-{\script{1\over 2}}].

Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2000[Bruker (2000). SMART, SAINT and SADABS. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2000[Bruker (2000). SMART, SAINT and SADABS. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.


Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: RZ2684 ).


Acknowledgements

WH would like to acknowledge the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21171088) for financial aid.

References

Bruker (2000). SMART, SAINT and SADABS. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Chattopadhyay, S. K., Mitra, K., Biswas, S., Naskar, S., Mishra, D., Adhikary, B., Harrison, R. G. & Cannon, J. F. (2004). Transition Met. Chem. 29, 1-6.  [ISI] [CSD] [CrossRef] [ChemPort]
Cordes, A. W., Durham, B., Pennington, W. T., Kuntz, B. & Allen, L. (1992). J. Crystallogr. Spectrosc. Res. 22, 699-704.  [CrossRef] [ChemPort] [ISI]
Heeg, M. J., Kroener, R. & Deutsch, E. (1985). Acta Cryst. C41, 684-686.  [CrossRef] [details]
Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.  [CrossRef] [details]
Xu, F. & Huang, W. (2007). Acta Cryst. E63, m2114.  [CSD] [CrossRef] [details]


Acta Cryst (2012). E68, m68  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536811053864 ]

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