Received 12 November 2012
In the title compound, [Cu(SO4)(C12H8N2)2]·C3H8O2, the CuII ion is bonded to two chelating 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) ligands and one O atom from a monodentate sulfate ligand in a distorted square-based pyramidal arrangement, with the O atom in a basal site. The two chelating N2C2 groups subtend a dihedral angle of 71.10 (15)°. In the crystal, the solvent molecule forms two O-HO hydrogen bonds to its adjacent complex molecule. The chosen crystal was found to be a racemic twin; the presence of pseudosymmetry in the structure suggests the higher symmetry space group C2/c, but attempts to refine the structure in this space group resulted in an unsatisfactory model and high R and wR values.
For the ethane-1,2-diol solvate of the title complex, see: Zhong (2011a) and for the propane-1,2-diol solvate of the title complex, see: Zhong (2011b). For related structures of five-coordinate copper complexes and background references, see: Murphy & Hathaway (2003); Potocnák et al. (2008).
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku, 2007); cell refinement: CrystalClear; data reduction: CrystalClear; 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); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HB6990 ).
This work was supported by the Scientific Research Foundation of Nanjing College of Chemical Technology (grant No. NHKY-2010-17).
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