Received 4 March 2013
Reaction of cadmium thiocyanate with 2-chloropyrazine leads to the polymeric title compound, [Cd(NCS)2(C4H3ClN2)2]n. The CdII cation, which is located on a center of inversion, is coordinated by two N-bonded and two S-bonded thiocyanate anions and by two N-bonded 2-chloropyrazine ligands within a slightly distorted octahedron. The CdII cations are linked into chains along the a axis by bridging thiocyanate anions.
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: BT6896 ).
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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