Received 26 October 2012
The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [InCl3(C12H12N2)(C3H7NO)]·0.5H2O, contains two independent InIII complex molecules with similar structures and one lattice water molecule. In each complex molecule, the InIII atom is six-coordinated in a distorted octahedral geometry, formed by two N atoms from the chelating 5,5'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine ligand, one O atom from a dimethylformamide and three facial Cl atoms. In the crystal, the lattice water molecule is linked to the complex molecules via O-HCl hydrogen bonds. Further weak C-HCl and C-HO hydrogen bonds result in the formation of a three-dimensional structure.
For related structures, see: Albada et al. (2004); Alizadeh et al. (2010); Amani et al. (2007, 2009); Kalateh et al. (2008); Khalighi et al. (2008); Shirvan & Haydari Dezfuli (2012); Tadayon Pour et al. (2008).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: XU5639 ).
We are grateful to the Islamic Azad University, Omidieh Branch, for financial support.
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