Received 10 August 2013
In the title compound, [CdBr2(C8H8N2)2], the CdII atom has a distorted tetrahedral coordination formed by the two imino N atoms of two 2-methylbenzimidazole ligands and two terminal bromide ligands. The CdII atom is slightly out of the benzimidazole planes by 0.320 (3) and 0.210 (3) Å. The dihedral angle between the benzimidazole planes is 71.6 (2)°. In the crystal, molecules are linked by N-HBr hydrogen bonds into puckered layers parallel to (001).
Data collection: RAPID-AUTO (Rigaku, 2004); cell refinement: RAPID-AUTO; data reduction: RAPID-AUTO; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: KQ2008 ).
This work was supported by the NSF of Shandong Province (No. 2009ZRA02071), the Scientific Development Plan of Universities in Shandong Province (No. J09LB53) and the Doctoral Science Foundation of QUST.
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