Date Published: August 01, 2009
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Su-Zhen Chen, Dong-Guo Xia.
In the title complex, [Ni(C15H14NO)2], the NiII atom is located on an inversion centre and is coordinated by two O and two N atoms from two symmetry-related bidentate Schiff base ligands in a slightly distorted square-planar geometry. The phenyl and benzene rings in the ligand molecule form a dihedral angle of 72.79 (8)°.
For the synthesis of 2-[(E)-(benzylimino)methyl]-4-methylphenol, see: Cohen et al. (1964 ▶). For the structure of a related Zn complex, see: Rodriguez de Barbarin et al. (1994 ▶).