Research Article: (Acetato-κO)bis­(1,10-phenanthroline-κ2N,N′)copper(II) acetate hepta­hydrate

Date Published: April 01, 2011

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Buqin Jing, Lianzhi Li, Jianfang Dong, Tao Xu.


In the title complex, [Cu(CH3CO2)(C12H8N2)2](CH3CO2)·7H2O, the central CuII ion is five coordinate, being bound to four N atoms from two 1,10-phenanthroline ligands and one O atom from an acetate anion in a strongly distorted square-pyramidal configuration. Hydrogen-bonded water mol­ecules and an uncoordinated acetate anion form a two-dimensional polymeric structure parallel to (010). The cations are linked to this layer via O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds between one of the water mol­ecules and the coordinated acetate anion.

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For the structures of similar five-coordinate copper(II) complexes with 1,10-phenanthroline and carboxyl­ate anions, see: Tu et al. (2008 ▶); Xu et al. (2008 ▶).




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