Date Published: April 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Li-Li Ji, Jian-She Liu, Wen-Dong Song.
In the title compound, [Co(C8H5Cl2O3)(C12H12N2)], the CoII atom, lying on a twofold rotation axis, is coordinated by four O atoms from two chelating 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate ligands and two N atoms from a 5,5′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine ligand, displaying a distorted octahedral geometry. A three-dimensional supramolecular structure is formed through intermolecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and π–π stacking interactions between the pyridine and benzene rings [centroid–centroid distance = 3.779 (2) Å].
For related structures with 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate ligands, see: Liu (2010 ▶); Song & Xi (2006 ▶).