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Acta Cryst. (2012). E68, m1523
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536812047198 ]

Chlorido(4-methylpyridin-2-amine-[kappa]N1)(2-{[(4-methylpyridin-2-yl)imino-[kappa]N]methyl}phenolato-[kappa]O)copper(II)

B. Bhagyaraju, P. Sambasiva Rao and T. Swu

Abstract: In the title complex, [Cu(C13H11N2O)Cl(C6H8N2)], the CuII atom adopts a distorted tetrahedral geometry being coordinated by the phenolic O atom and the azomethine N atom of the Schiff base ligand N-salicylidene 2-aminopyridine, and by the 2-aminopyridine N atom and a Cl atom. The pyridyl N atom of the Schiff base and the imino N atom of the 4-methyl-pyridine-2-ylimino ligand are not involved in the coordination. There is an intramolecular N-H...N hydrogen bond involving the pyridine N atom and the amino group of the 2-aminopyridine ligand. In the crystal, molecules are linked via N-H...Cl hydrogen bonds, forming chains propagating along [001].


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