Received 28 October 2013
aDepartment of Chemistry, North-Eastern Hill University, NEHU Permanent Campus, Umshing, Shillong 793 022, India,bDepartment of Chemistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and cChemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, PO Box 80203 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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The title dimethyl sulfoxide solvate, [Hg2(C12H9ClN2)I2]·C2H6OS, features tetrahedrally and linearly coordinated HgII atoms. The distorted tetrahedral coordination sphere is defined by chelating N atoms that define an acute angle [69.6 (3)°] and two I atoms that form a wide angle [142.80 (4)°]. The linearly coordinated HgII atom [177.0 (4)°] exists with a donor set defined by C and Cl atoms. Secondary interactions are apparent in the crystal packing with the tetrahedrally and linearly coordinated HgII atoms expanding their coordination environments by forming weak HgI [3.772 (7) Å] and HgO [2.921 (12) Å] interactions, respectively. Mercury-containing molecules stack along the a axis, are connected by - interactions [inter-centroid distance between pyridine and benzene rings = 3.772 (7) Å] and define channels in which the dimethyl sulfoxide molecules reside. The latter are connected by the aforementioned HgO interactions as well as C-HI and C-HO interactions, resulting in a three-dimensional architecture.
For background to the structural, spectroscopic and biological properties of zinc triad elements with (E)-N-(pyridin-2-ylmethylidene)arylamine-type ligands, see: Basu Baul, Kundu, Höpfl et al. (2013); Basu Baul, Kundu, Linden et al. (2013); Basu Baul, Kundu, Mitra et al. (2013).
Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Agilent, 2013); cell refinement: CrysAlis PRO; data reduction: CrysAlis PRO; 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 DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 2006); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HG5358 ).
The financial support of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India (F. No. 42-396/2013 (SR) TSBB), is gratefully acknowledged. The authors also thank the Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia) and the University of Malaya for funding structural studies through the High-Impact Research scheme (UM.C/HIR-MOHE/SC/03).
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