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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, m109
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813001086 ]


I. Warad, M. Al-Noaimi, S. F. Haddad and R. Othman

Abstract: The title compound, [HgCl2(C14H12N2)], consists of one 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (dmphen) ligand chelating the HgII ion and two chloride ligands coordinating to the HgII ion, forming a distorted tetrahedral environment. The dmphen ligand is nearly planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.0225 Å). The dihedral angle between the normal to the plane defined by the HgII atom and the two Cl atoms and the normal to the plane of the dmphen ring is 81.8 (1)°.

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