Received 8 December 2011
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
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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-HF hydrogen bonds into a three-dimensional network.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2000); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2000); 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.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: RZ2684 ).
WH would like to acknowledge the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21171088) for financial aid.
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