Received 25 February 2013
The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Zn(C18H12N5)2(H2O)2], consists a ZnII ion, located on an inversion center, a deprotonated 5-pyridin-2-yl-3-[4-(pyridin-4-yl)phenyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ido ligand and a water molecule. The whole molecule is generated by inversion symmetry. The ZnII ion has a distorted octahedral coordination geometry, defined by four N atoms from the two deprotonated organic ligands and two water O atoms. In the crystal, O-HN hydrogen bonds link the molecules, forming a three-dimensional network.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2001); data reduction: SAINT-Plus; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008) and Mercury (Macrae et al., 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SU2568 ).
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