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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, m397  [ doi:10.1107/S160053681301581X ]


M. Benslimane, Y. K. Redjel, H. Merazig and J.-C. Daran

Abstract: The title polymeric compound, [Cu2(C8H7O2)4]n, was synthesized by the reaction of copper acetate with aqueous phenylacetic acid. The unique CuII atom is coordinated by five O atoms from the carboxylate groups of phenylacetate ligands, and the strongly distorted octahedral coordination environment is completed by a Cu-Cu bond of 2.581 (2) Å, at whose mid-point is located an inversion centre. The crystal structure consists of infinite polymeric linear chains of Cu2+ ions, running along [100], linked by bridging phenylacetate groups.

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