Received 27 April 2013
aSchool of Biology and Chemistry Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212003, People's Republic of China, and bNational Food Packaging Products Quality Supervision and Inspection Center, Jiangsu Provincial Supervising and Testing Research Institute for Products Quality, Nanjing 210007, People's Republic of China
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In the title ion-pair complex, (C12H14N2)[Cu(C4N2S2)2], the complex anion exhibits a highly twisted coordination environment around the tetracoordinated CuII atom. The dihedral angles between the 1,2-dicyanoethene-1,2-dithiolato ligands and between the two pyridine rings in the cation are 37.49 (3) and 29.18 (10)°, respectively. Weak C-HN and C-HS hydrogen bonds link the cations and anions into a three-dimensional network.
For background to crystalline molecular materials and coordination polymer networks, see: Brammer (2004); Robin & Fromm (2006). For 1,2-dithiolene-metal complexes, see: Duan et al. (2010); Ni et al. (2005). For related structures, see: Ren et al. (2006); Wang et al. (2012).
Data collection: SMART (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: HY2624 ).
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China for Young Scholars (grant No. 21201087), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education (grant No. 11KJB150004), the Science and Technology Project of the State General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, People's Republic of China (grant Nos. 2011QK121 and 2011QK122) and a start-up grant from Jiangsu University of Science and Technology.
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