Received 3 December 2012
In the title compound, [Zn(C11H9N6)2]n, the ZnII atom lies on an inversion center and is coordinated by four N atoms from four 5-[4-(1H-imidazol-1-ylmethyl)phenyl]tetrazolate ligands in a distorted tetrahedral geometry. The ligands bridge the ZnII atoms, leading to the formation of a two-dimensional network parallel to (010). The structure is further stabilized by C-HN, C-H and - [centroid-centroid distance = 3.7523 (11) Å] interactions within the network.
For background to metal-organic architectures, see: Awaleh et al. (2005); Mooibroek & Gamez (2007); Su et al. (2009). For background to metal-azolate frameworks, see: Darling et al. (2012). For related structures, see: Huang et al. (2009); Su et al. (2009).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: XP in SHELXTL and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 1999); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: ZQ2192 ).
This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Changchun Normal University.
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