Received 5 June 2013
The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Cd(NCS)2(CH3CN)]n, consists of one CdII cation, two thiocyanate anions and one acetonitrile ligand, all in general positions. The CdII cation is coordinated by three N atoms of two thiocyanate anions and one acetonitrile ligand, as well as three S atoms of symmetry-related thiocyanate anions within a slightly distorted octahedral coordination environment. The CdII cations are linked by -1,3(N,S) and -1,1,3(S,S,N) thiocyanate anions into layers that are located in the ab plane.
Data collection: X-AREA (Stoe & Cie, 2008); cell refinement: X-AREA; data reduction: X-AREA; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS92 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL92 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: XP in SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008) and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 2011); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL and publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: ZL2553 ).
We gratefully acknowledge financial support by the DFG (project No. NA 720/5-1) and the State of Schleswig-Holstein. We thank Professor Dr Wolfgang Bensch for the opportunity to use his experimental facility.
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