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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, m621
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813028821 ]


Y. Zhang and Z. Lin

Abstract: In the title complex, [CuCl2(C12H14N2)2], the Cu2+ cation is situated on an inversion centre and is coordinated by two N atoms from symmetry-related 1-mesityl-1H-imidazole ligands and by two chloride anions in a slightly distorted square-planar geometry. In the organic ligand, the dihedral angle between the benzene ring of the mesityl moiety and the imidazole ring is 76.99 (18)°. Weak intra­molecular C-H...Cl hydrogen-bonding inter­actions consolidate the mol­ecular conformation.

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