Date Published: April 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Quanbo Wang, Jianzhuang Jiang, Peihua Zhu.
In the title complex, [Ni(C18H14NO)2], the NiII ion lies on an inversion center and is coordinated in a slightly distorted square-planar environment. The 1-[(4-methylphenyl)iminomethyl]-2-naphtholate ligands are coordinated in a trans arrangement with respect to the N and O atoms. In the symmetry-unique ligand, the dihedral angle between the naphthalene ring system and the benzene ring of the methylphenyl group is 49.03 (7)°.
For the isostructural Cu analog and background information, see: Zhu et al. (2010 ▶). For a related Ni structure, see: Chang et al. (2004 ▶).