Research Article: Bis{2-[(2,4-dimethyl­phen­yl)imino­meth­yl]pyridine-κ2N,N′}bis­(thio­cyanato-κN)cadmium

Date Published: February 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Mohammad Malekshahian, Mohamad Reza Talei Bavil Olyai, Behrouz Notash.


The title compound, [Cd(NCS)2(C14H14N2)2], features crystallographic inversion symmetry with the CdII ion located on a centre of inversion. The CdII ion is six-coordinated in a slightly distorted octa­hedral geometry with the thiocyanate anions in axial positions. The angle between the benzene and pyridine rings is 69.64 (9)°. An inter­molecular C—H⋯S hydrogen bond stabilizes the crystal structure.

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