Date Published: June 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Jian Zuo, Caifeng Bi, Yuhua Fan, Nan Zhang, Pengfei Zhang.
In the title complex, [Cu(C16H15NO3)(C10H8N2)]·3H2O, the CuII atom is five coordinated by O,N,O′-donor atoms of the Schiff base ligand and by two N atoms of the 2,2′-bipyridine ligand in a distorted square-pyramidal geometry. In the crystal, molecules are linked into a two-dimensional network parallel to (011) by O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds.
For general background to Schiff base ligands in coordination chemistry, see: Garnovski et al. (1993 ▶); Yamada (1999 ▶). For the properties of Schiff base complexes, see: Kano et al. (2003 ▶); Mukherjee et al. (2009 ▶).