Received 23 February 2013
In the title compound, [Pt(C17H19N4)Cl], the PtII cation is C,C',C''-chelated by the 1,1'-(5-methyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(3,5-dimethyl-1H-imidazolylidene) anion and coordinated by a Cl- anion in a distorted square-planar coordination geometry. - stacking is observed between nearly parallel imidazole and benzene rings of adjacent molecules, the centroid-centroid distance being 3.802 (4) Å.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); 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: XU5680 ).
Z-XW thanks the Foundation for SRF for ROCS, SEM, Innovative Foundation of Shanghai University, and Shanghai Municipal Education Commission Special Research Fund for Excellent Young College and University Teachers.
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