Received 26 May 2013
aDepartment of Chemistry, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua 50058, Taiwan,bDepartment of Inorganic and Radiation Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia, 9th Szkolna Street, 40-006 Katowice, Poland, and cDepartment of Occupational Health and Safety, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan City 71101, Taiwan
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In the molecule of the title compound, [Ni(C19H20N2O4)(H2O)2], the central NiII ion lies on a mirror plane and is surrounded by an N2O4 coordination set in the form of a distorted octahedron defined by the O atoms of two water molecules and by two phenolic O and two imine N atoms of the tetradentate Schiff base ligand. In the crystal, O-HO hydrogen bonds between the water molecules and the phenolic and methoxy O atoms of neighbouring molecules lead to the formation of rods propagating parallel to .
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); 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: WM2747 ).
We are grateful to the National Science Council of Taiwan for financial support.
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