Received 5 April 2013
aResearch and Development Center, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 641 046, India,bDepartment of Physics, Rajeswari Vedachalam Government Arts College, Chengalpet 603 001, India, and cDepartment of Physics, The New College (Autonomous), Chennai 600 014, India
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In the title salt, [Hg(NCS)(CH4N2S)3]Cl, the Hg2+ ion is coordinated in a severely distorted tetrahedral manner by three thiourea groups and one thiocyanate anion through their S atoms. The S-Hg-S angles vary widely from 87.39 (5) to 128.02 (4)°. Weak intramolecular N-HS hydrogen bonds are observed, which form S(6) ring motifs. In the crystal, the ions are linked by N-HN and weak N-HCl interactions, generating a three-dimensional network.
For background to mercury(II) complexes with thiourea and thiocyanate ligands, see: Nawaz et al. (2010). For hard and soft acids and bases, see: Ozutsmi et al. (1989); Bell et al. (2001). For related structures, see: Safari et al. (2009); Nawaz et al. (2010); Ramesh et al. (2012). For graph-set notation, see: Bernstein et al. (1995).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: APEX2 and SAINT (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT and XPREP (Bruker, 2004); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 2012) and Mercury (Macrae et al., 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 2012) and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: JJ2165 ).
The authors thank Dr Babu Vargheese, SAIF, IIT, Madras, India, for his help in collecting the X-ray intensity data. KR thanks the University Grants Commission, Government of India, for financial support granted under a Major Research Project [F. No.41-1008/2012 (SR)].
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