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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, m551-m552
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813025105 ]

Bis{[mu]-2-methoxy-6-[(methylimino)methyl]phenolato}bis({2-methoxy-6-[(methylimino)methyl]phenolato}copper(II))

T. V. Sydoruk, E. A. Buvaylo, V. N. Kokozay, O. Y. Vassilyeva and B. W. Skelton

Abstract: The title compound, [Cu2(C9H10NO2)4], is built of discrete centrosymmetric dimers. The CuII atoms are each five coordinated by two deprotonated Schiff base ligands that are bonded differently to the metal atoms. Of the two phenolate O atoms, one is coordinated to one CuII atom, whereas another bridges the two metal atoms. The basal plane of the square pyramid around CuII atoms is formed by the imino N and phenolate O atoms of the bidentate and the monodentate/bidentate Schiff base ligands. The bridging phenolate oxygen occupies the apical position of the coordination sphere with a considerably longer Cu-O bond length. In the crystal, the dimeric molecules pack relative to each other in such a way that the Cu2O2 planes of adjacent dimers are orthogonal.


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