Received 6 November 2012
aKey Laboratory of Eco-Environment-Related Polymer Materials, Ministry of Education of China, Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials of Gansu Province, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, People's Republic of China
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The title compound, [Ni(C4H8N3)2]·CH3OH, contains two independent NiII atoms, each located on an inversion center and coordinated by four N atoms from two 1-[(1-iminoethyl)imino]ethyl}azanide ligands in a square-planar geometry. N-HN, N-HO and O-HN hydrogen bonds link the complex molecules and methanol solvent molecules into a corrugated layer parallel to (001).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: XP in 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: HY2604 ).
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant Nos. 21064006 and 21161018), the Natural Science Foundation of Gansu Province (1010RJZA018) and the Program for Changjiang Scholars and the Innovative Research Team in Universities of the Ministry of Education of China (IRT1177).
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