Received 2 September 2012
aDepartment of Chemistry, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, People's Republic of China,bThe College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100022, People's Republic of China, and cKey Laboratory of Terahertz Optoelectronics, Ministry of Education, Department of Physics, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, People's Republic of China
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In the title salt, C10H10N22+·2C7H4NS2-, the complete 4,4'-bipyridine-1,1'-diium dication is generated by a center of symmetry. In the crystal, N-HN hydrogen bonds are observed between the cations and anions.
For ligands based on 2-mercaptobenzothiazole in coordination chemistry, see: Chen et al. (2010) and for ligands based on 4,4'- bipyridine, see: Biradha et al. (1999); Ren et al. (2004); Tao et al. (2000); Tong et al. (2000); Xu et al. (2012). For a related structure, see: Deng et al. (2005).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT-Plus; 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: JJ2151 ).
This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.21171119), the National High Technology Research and Development Program 863 of China (No. 2012 A A063201), Beijing Personnel Bureau, the National Keystone Basic Research Program (973 Program) under grant Nos. 2007CB310408 and 2006CB302901 and the Committee of Education of the Beijing Foundation of China (grant No. KM201210028020).
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