Received 26 September 2012
The asymmetric unit of the title compound [Mn(NCS)2(C9H13N)4] consists of one MnII cation located on a center of inversion, one thiocyanato 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 0.60:0.40 ratio. The MnII cation is coordinated by six N atoms of four tert-butylpyridine ligands and two N-bonded thiocyanato anions within a slightly distorted octahedral coordination environment.
Data collection: X-AREA (Stoe, 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 in SHELXTL (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: IM2404 ).
We gratefully acknowledge financial support by 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 facility.
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