Received 1 April 2014
In the title tetranuclear compound, [Cu4(C7H14NO)4Cl4], each CuII cation is N,O-chelated by a piperidineethanolate anion and coordinated by a Cl- anion and two O atoms from neighboring piperidineethanolate anions in a distorted NO3Cl square-pyramidal geometry. The deprotonated hydroxyl groups of the piperidineethanolate anions bridge CuII cations, forming the tetranuclear complex. All piperidine rings display a chair conformation. In the crystal, there are no significant intermolecular interactions present. The crystal studied was an inversion twin refined with a minor component of 0.18 (5).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supporting information for this paper is available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: XU5784 ).
This work was supported financially by Hefei University of Technology, China.
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