Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, m108
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813001281 ]
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-HN and N-HCl hydrogen bonds, forming a two-dimensional network parallel to the ac plane.
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