Received 6 October 2012
In the title compound, [Ni(C6H3ClNO2)2(H2O)4]·4H2O, the NiII ion is located on an inversion centre and is octahedrally coordinated by four O atoms from four water molecules in the equatorial plane and two O atoms of two 6-chloro-3-carboxylate ligands in axial positions. There are also four lattice water molecules present. The organic ligands are bound to the NiII ion in a monodentate manner through a carboxylate O atom. There is one strong intramolecular O-HO hydrogen bond and six intermolecular O-HO and O-HN hydrogen-bonding interactions in the packing, resulting in a complex three-dimensional network structure.
Data collection: RAPID-AUTO (Rigaku, 1998); cell refinement: RAPID-AUTO; data reduction: CrystalStructure (Rigaku/MSC, 2004); 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: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BQ2376 ).
This work was supported by the National Natural Science (No.21207117) and Zhejiang Provincial Municipal Science and Technology Project (2008 C12055).
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