Received 25 December 2012
aDepartment of Applied Chemistry, School of Petrochemical Engineering, Changzhou University, Jiangsu 213164, People's Republic of China, and bInstitute of Molecular Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Anhui University of Technology, Ma'anshan, Anhui 243002, People's Republic of China
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The title complex, [RuBr2(C5H5N)4], contains two independent complex molecules in each of which the RuII atom is located on a site of 222 symmetry and has a distorted octahedral coordination geometry with four pyridine N atoms and two Br atoms. The Br aroms are trans-disposed as a result of symmetry.
For background to ruthenium complexes: see: Pagliaro et al. (2005); van Rijt & Sadler (2009); Wu et al. (2009); Zhang et al. (2005). For related structures, see: Mirza et al. (2003); Wong & Lau (1994); Zhang et al. (2006). For a description of the Cambridge Structural Database, see: Allen (2002).
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: 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: HY2613 ).
This project was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (grant Nos. 20771003 and 21201003).
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