Received 3 December 2012
The title compound, [Zn(CH3CO2)Cl(C14H14N4)]n, is a one-dimensional coordination polymer in which the ZnII ion is tetrahedrally coordinated by two N atoms of a bridging 1,1'-[1,4-phenylenebis(methylene)]di-1H-imidazole ligand, an acetate O atom and a Cl atom. The Cl atom, two acetate O atoms and two acetate C atoms are located on a mirror plane. The coordination of the diimidazole ligand to the ZnII ion gives an infinite one-dimensional zigzag structure along the b-axis direction with the charge balanced by the chloride and acetate ions.
For background to the design and assembly of metal-organic coordination polymers, see: Wang et al. (2009); Leininger et al. (2000). For a related structure, see: Li et al. (2008). For the synthesis of the title complex, see: Wang et al. (2012).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2001); data reduction: SAINT-Plus; 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: HP2053 ).
The author thanks the University of Science and Technology, Beijing, for support.
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