Received 23 November 2012
In the title compound, [ZnI2(C17H20N2)2], the ZnII atom is four-coordinated by two I atoms and the N atoms of two pyridine rings belonging to different ligands in a distorted tetrahedral geometry. The coordinating pyridine rings are oriented in an almost perpendicular fashion, making a dihedral angle of 83.7 (5)°.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2002); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2002); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LR2093 ).
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant Nos. 21071001 and 51142011).
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