Received 11 September 2013
aDepartment of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan,bDepartment of Chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia,cDepartment of Chemistry, Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan,dDepartment of Chemistry, Government College College University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan, and eDepartment of Chemistry, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore 54890, Pakistan
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The asymmetric unit of the title compound, (C6H18N2)[ZnCl4], consists of one tetrachloridozincate anion and two half-N,N,N'N'-tetramethylethylenediammonium cations. Each of the two diammonium cations is located about an inversion center and one of them is disordered over two sets of sites in a 0.780 (17):0.220 (17) ratio. The ZnII atom has a slightly distorted tetrahedral coordination environment. The cations and anions are connected via N-HCl hydrogen bonds into chains extending along [0-11].
For background to organic-inorganic hybrid materials, see: Al-Ktaifani & Rukiah (2011). For the isotypic tetrachloridocobaltate(II) salt, see: Baughman et al. (2011). For other related structures and discussion of geometrical features, see: Yin & Wu (2010); Zhao & Qu (2010).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 2012) and Mercury (Macrae et al., 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: GK2591 ).
The authors gratefully acknowledge Government College University Lahore, Pakistan, for providing the X-ray facility.
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