Received 4 March 2013
In the title compound [Fe(NCS)2(C8H6N4S)2(H2O)2]·H2O, the FeII cation is coordinated by two N-bonded thiocyanate anions, two N4-bonded bis(pyrazin-2-yl) sulfide ligands and two water molecules in an slightly distorted octahedral geometry. The FeII cation is located on a center of inversion and the lattice water molecule on a twofold rotation axis. The thiocyanate anions, the coordinating water molecules and the sulfide ligands occupy general positions. The complex molecules and lattice water molecules are linked into a three-dimensional network by O-H-N and O-HO hydrogen bonds.
Data collection: X-AREA (Stoe & Cie, 2008); cell refinement: X-AREA; data reduction: X-AREA; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: XP in SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008) and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 2011); software used to prepare material for publication: XCIF in SHELXTL and publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BT6895 ).
We gratefully acknowledge financial support by the DFG (project No. NA 720/3-1) and the State of Schleswig-Holstein. We thank Professor Dr Wolfgang Bensch for access to his experimental facility.
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