Received 7 May 2013
In the title complex, [Zn(C18H10N4O2)(CH4O)], the Zn2+ cation is located on a mirror plane and is coordinated by a tetradentate Schiff base ligand anion (L2-) and a methanol molecule. The Zn2+ cation is surrounded by two N atoms and two O atoms from L2-, in a nearly planar configuration, and one methanol O atom, forming a slightly distorted square-pyramidal geometry. The methanol molecule is disordered over two sets of sites in a 0.5:0.5 ratio. In the crystal, O-HO hydrogen bonds link the molecules into chains parallel to .
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); data reduction: SAINT; 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); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: JJ2167 ).
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