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Acta Cryst. (2012). E68, m1377-m1378
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536812042699 ]


M. A. Harvey, S. A. Suarez, A. Ibañez, F. Doctorovich and R. Baggio

Abstract: The molecular structure of the title compound, [Zn(CH3COO)2(C12H12N2)], consists of isolated molecules bisected by a twofold rotation axis which goes through the ZnII cation and halves the organic base through the central C-C bond. The ZnII ion is coordinated by two N atoms from one molecule of the aromatic base and four O atoms from two bidentate, symmetry-related acetate anions, which coordinate asymmetrically [Zn-O distances of 2.058 (2) and 2.362 (3) Å], while the two Zn-N bond distances are equal as imposed by symmetry [2.079 (2) Å]. The crystal structure is supported by a number of weak C-H...O interactions and C-H...[pi] contacts, with no [pi]-[pi] interactions present, mainly hindered by the substituent methyl groups and the relative molecular orientation. The result is a three-dimensional structure in which each molecule is linked to eight different neighbors.

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