Date Published: April 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Rong Peng, Seik Weng Ng.
The N-heterocyclic ligand in the title compound, [Cu(NCS)(C15H13N5S2)]n, coordinates to the CuI atom through its pyridine N-donor site, and adjacent metal atoms are bridged by the thiocyanate ion, forming a helical chain along the b axis. The geometry of the metal atom is tetrahedral owing to a somewhat long intramolecular Cu—S interaction of 2.5621 (9) Å.
For the synthesis of the N-heterocyle and its copper(I) adducts, see: Peng et al. (2006 ▶).