Acta Cryst. (2014). E70, m1 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536813029929 ]
Abstract: In the title complex, [ZnCl2(C13H17N3)], the coordination sphere of the zinc cation is distorted square pyramidal. The three N atoms of the N,N',N''-tridentate 8-[2-(dimethylamino)ethylamino]quinoline ligand and one chloride ion constitute a considerably distorted square base. The apical site is occupied by another chloride ion. The distortion from the ideal square-pyramidal geometry is manifested by the N-Zn-N angle of 133.25 (11)°. Like most square-pyramidal metal complexes, the zinc cation is displaced towards the apical chloride ion. In the crystal, molecules are linked by N-HCl interactions. This leads to the formation of chains of molecules parallel to the b-axis direction.
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