Received 10 September 2012
The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Cd(NCS)2(C9H13N)4], consists of one CdII cation located on a centre of inversion, one thiocyanate anion, one 3-tert-butylpyridine ligand and one 4-tert-butylpyridine ligand in general positions. The tert-butyl group of the 4-tert-butylpyridine ligand is disordered over two sets of sites in a 0.25:0.75 ratio and was refined using a split model. The CdII cation is coordinated by six N atoms of four tert-butylpyridine ligands and two N-bonded thiocyanate anions within a slightly distorted octahedral coordination environment.
For the synthesis and properties of coordination polymers based on transition metal thiocyanates and N-donor ligands, see: Boeckmann & Näther (2010, 2011). For related structures, see: Nassimbeni et al. (1990) (4-tert-butylpyridine only).
Data collection: X-AREA (Stoe & Cie, 2008); cell refinement: X-AREA; data reduction: X-AREA; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: XP (Sheldrick, 2008) and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 2011); 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: BT6836 ).
The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the DFG (project No. NA 720/3-1) and the State of Schleswig-Holstein. We thank Professor Dr Wolfgang Bensch for the opportunity to use his experimental facilities.
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