Received 27 October 2012
In the crystal of the title compound, [Cd2Na2(C2H3O2)2(C21H24N2O4)2]·0.67C2H6O, the doubly deprotonated Schiff base ligand N,N',O,O'-chelates to the CdII cation, which is also O,O'-chelated by the acetate ion. Two Cd-Schiff base units are connected to two Na+ atoms to form the tetranuclear complex, in which the Cd2+ and Na+ cations show distorted octahedral coordinations. The asymmetric unit consists of half a tetranuclear molecule (lying on an inversion center) and a full tetranuclear molecule (lying on a general position) along with a lattice ethanol molecule, which links to the coordinating acetate ion via an O-HO hydrogen bond. In the crystal, the propyl and ethyl groups of the complex molecule are disordered over two positions in a 1:1 ratio; the ethyl group of the lattice ethanol molecule is also equally disordered over two positions.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: X-SEED (Barbour, 2001); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: XU5642 ).
The author thanks Dr Kong Mun Lo for providing the crystal, and the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia (grant No. UM.C/HIR/MOHE/SC/12) for supporting this study.
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