Received 7 October 2013
aCentre for Research and Development, PRIST University, Vallam, Thanjavur 613 403, India,bDepartment of Chemistry, DDE, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630 003, India, and cDepartment of Physics, CPCL Polytechnic College, Chennai 600 068, India
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In the title binuclear copper(II) complex, [Cu2(ClO4)2(OH)2(C10H8N2)2], the CuII ion is coordinated in the form of a Jahn-Teller distorted octahedron by two bipyridine N atoms, two perchlorate O atoms and two hydroxide O atoms, and displays a distorted octahedral geometry. The molecule belongs to the symmetry point group C2h. The CuII ion is located on a twofold rotation axis and the hydroxide and perchlorate ligands are located on a mirror plane. Within the dinuclear molecule, the CuCu separation is 2.8614 (7) Å. The crystal structure exhibits O-HO, C-HO and - [centroid-centroid distance = 3.5374 (13) Å] interactions.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: PLATON (Spek, 2009); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BT6938 ).
The authors thanks the STIC Cochin University of Technology, Cochin, for the data collection. AJ and NS acknowledge the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi (DST-SR/FT/CS-049/2009).
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