Received 2 March 2012
aDepartment of Chemistry, Shantou University, Shantou 515063, Guangdong, People's Republic of China,bDepartment of Chemistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and cChemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, PO Box 80203 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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The N-heterocyclic ligand in the title compound, [Cu(NCS)(C15H13N5S2)]n, coordinates to the CuI atom through its pyridine N-donor site, and adjacent metal atoms are bridged by the thiocyanate ion, forming a helical chain along the b axis. The geometry of the metal atom is tetrahedral owing to a somewhat long intramolecular Cu-S interaction of 2.5621 (9) Å.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2002); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2002); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: X-SEED (Barbour, 2001); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: ZS2186 ).
We thank Shantou University and the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia (grant No. UM·C/HIR/MOHE/SC/12) for supporting this study.
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