Received 12 January 2013
aCollege of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Key Laboratory of Eco-Environment-Related Polymer Materials of the Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials of Gansu Province, Key Laboratory of Bioelectrochemistry & Environmental Analysis of Gansu, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, People's Republic of China
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In the title complex, [Cd(C13H8N5)2(C2H5OH)2], the CdII cation is located on an inversion center and coordinated by two deprotonated 2-(1H-benzotriazol-1-yl)-1H-benzimidazol-1-ide (L) ligands and two ethanol molecules in a distorted N4O2 octahedral geometry. In the L ligand, the dihedral angle between benzoimidazole and benzotriazole ring systems is 10.8 (3)°. In the crystal, the complex molecules are connected by O-HN hydrogen bonds; intermolecular - stacking is also observed [centroid-centroid distances of 3.668 (5) Å between triazole and benzene rings and 3.780 (5) Å between imidazole rings].
Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Agilent, 2012); cell refinement: CrysAlis PRO; data reduction: CrysAlis PRO; 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: XU5670 ).
The work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 20871099 and J0730425) and Gansu Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 0710RJZA113).
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