Date Published: May 01, 2009
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Chin Sing Yeap, Reza Kia, Hadi Kargar, Hoong-Kun Fun.
In the title complex, [Ni(C21H24N2O4)]·1.78H2O, the NiII ion has a slightly distorted planar geometry, coordinated by the two N and two O atoms of the tetradentate Schiff base ligand, with a mean deviation of 0.272 Å from the NiN2O2 plane. The N and O donor atoms are mutually cis. The dihedral angle between two benzene rings of the ligand is 38.86 (8)°. There are also three solvent water molecules, two of which lie across different crystallographic twofold rotation axes; one of these is partially occupied with a refined occupancy factor of 0.570 (7). The water molecules are linked together as tetramers in R22(8) ring motifs, which also connect two neighbouring molecules of the complex through a network of O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The crystal structure is further stabilized by intermolecular C—H⋯O and C—H⋯π interactions, which link neighbouring molecules into extended chains along the b axis. Other interesting features of the crystal structure are the short intermolecular C⋯C [3.204 (3)–3.365 (3) Å] and the C⋯O [3.199 (2)–3.205 (2) Å] contacts which are shorter than the sum of the van der Waals radii of these atoms.
For bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987 ▶). For related structures, see: Clark et al. (1968 ▶, 1969 ▶, 1970 ▶). For applications and bioactivity of Schiff base complexes, see: Elmali et al. (2000 ▶); Blower (1998 ▶); Granovski et al. (1993 ▶); Li & Chang (1991 ▶); Shahrokhian et al. (2000 ▶). For the stability of the temperature controller used for the data collection, see: Cosier & Glazer (1986 ▶).