Date Published: April 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Miao Feng, Huai-Feng Mi, Tong-Liang Hu.
The title compound, [Co2Cl4(C7H8N4)2], contains a dinuclear complex molecule in which each CoII atom is tetrahedrally coordinated by two N atoms and two chloride ions. The 1,1′-methylenebis(1H-imidazole) ligands adopt a bis-monodentate bridging mode linking two CoII atoms.
For background to the design and synthesis of new organic–inorganic hybrid materials, see: Wang et al. (2007a ▶,b ▶). For a related structure, see: Wang et al. (2007b ▶).