Received 1 October 2012
In the title compound, [Cd(C2N3)2(C10H8N2)2], the CdII ion is coordinated in a distorted octahedral environment by four N atoms from two chelating 2,2'-bipyridine ligands and two N atoms from two monodentate dicyanamide ligands. The dihedral angle between the mean planes of the two bipyridine ligands is 87.67 (6)°.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2008); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2008); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 1997); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LH5540 ).
DM (SFRH/BPD/65056/2009) wishes to thank FCT for financial support.
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