Received 1 November 2013
In the crystal structure of the title compound, [Mn(C5H7O2)2(NCS)(C5H5N)], the Mn3+ cation is coordinated by two acetylacetonate anions, one terminal thiocyanate anion and one pyridine ligand within a slightly distorted octahedron. The asymmetric unit consists of half a complex molecule with the Mn3+ cation, the thiocyanate anion and the pyridine ligand located on a mirror plane. The acetylacetonate anion is in a general position. The title compound was previously described [Stults et al. (1975). Inorg. Chem. 14, 722-730] but could only be obtained as a powder. Suitable crystals have now been obtained for a high-precision single-crystal structure determination.
Data collection: X-AREA (Stoe & Cie, 2008); cell refinement: X-AREA; data reduction: X-AREA; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: XP in SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97 and publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BT6942 ).
We gratefully acknowledge financial support by the DFG (project No. NA 720/3-1) and the State of Schleswig-Holstein. We thank Professor Dr Wolfgang Bensch for access to his experimental facilities.
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