Received 9 October 2012
The title complex, [Ni(C14H12NO2)2], lies about an inversion center. The NiII atom is coordinated in a slightly distorted square-planar geometry by two O atoms and two N atoms from two 2-[imino(phenyl)methyl]-5-methoxyphenolate ligands. The dihedral angle between the symmetry-unique phenyl and benzene rings is 73.2 (1)°.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2001); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2001); data reduction: SAINT; 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: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LH5543 ).
This work was supported financially by the Natural Science Foundation of Guangxi Province of China (No. 2010GXNSFA013014).
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