Received 20 November 2012
In the title compound, [PdCl2(C13H14N2S)], the PdII ion is coordinated by two N atoms of the chelating bidentate ligand and two chloride anions, giving rise to a distorted square-planar geometry. The methyl-substituted thiophene arm and the pyridine ring are connected to the metal cation through N atoms to form a six-membered chelate ring with a boat conformation, making the complex stable.
For the synthesis of imino-pyridyl ligands and their transition metal-based complexes, see: Onani & Motswainyana (2011); Motswainyana et al. (2011); Bianchini et al. (2010). For related structures, see: Motswainyana et al. (2012); Chen et al. (2007). For applications of these complexes, see: Ardizzoia et al. (2009); Tianpengfei et al. (2011).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2006); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2006); 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: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BH2466 ).
The authors acknowledge financial support from the University of the Western Cape Senate Research, NRF and CSIR.
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