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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, m108
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813001281 ]

Dichlorido{N'-[phenyl(pyridin-2-yl-[kappa]N)methylidene]isonicotinohydrazide-[kappa]2N',O}zinc

A. Sy, M. Dieng, I. E. Thiam, M. Gaye and P. Retailleau

Abstract: The title compound, [ZnCl2(C18H14N4O)], crystallizes with two molecules in the asymmetric unit, which differ in the tautomeric (neutral and zwitterionic) forms of the coordinating organic ligand. In both molecules, the ZnII atom adopts a distorted square-pyramidal geometry by two N and one O atoms of the Schiff base ligand and two Cl atoms acting as monodentate chloride anions. The crystal packing is stabilized by N-H...N and N-H...Cl hydrogen bonds, forming a two-dimensional network parallel to the ac plane.


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