Received 18 November 2011
In the title compound, [Ni(HCOO)2(C7H8N2O)2], the Ni atom is six-coordinated by four N atoms from two oxime ligands and by two O atoms from two formate ions in a distorted octahedral geometry, with the oxime-N atoms mutually trans. The molecular conformation is stabilized by intramolecular O-HO hydrogen bonds.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; 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: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: VM2139 ).
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 20671048, 21041002) and the Shandong Province Higher School Science and Technology Plan Projects (No. J10LB61).
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