Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, m568-m569 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536813026093 ]
Abstract: The crystal structure of the title compound, [Cu(SO4)(C12H8N2)2]·C2H5OH, arises from the assembly of the neutral complex [Cu(SO4)(C12H8N2)2] and an ethanol solvent molecule. The CuII ion is five-coordinate, surrounded by two pairs of N atoms from two independent N,N'-chelating 1,10-phenanthroline ligands, and one O atom of monodentate sulfate ligand, in a distorted trigonal-bipyramidal fashion. Spatial orientation of the ligands and the assembly in the solid state are stabilized by the C-HO hydrogen-bonding interactions, established between the O atoms (from the sulfate ligand and the ethanol molecule) and the neighbouring 1,10-phenanthroline molecules. There is also an offset face-to-face - stacking between the 1,10-phenanthroline ligands. The ethanol solvent molecule is disordered over two orientations in the ratio 0.663 (10):0.337 (10). The crystal examined was subject to racemic twinning and the refined twin fraction was 0.346 (19).
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