Research Article: catena-Poly[[(2,2′-bipyidine-2κ2N,N′)-μ-cyanido-1:2κ2N:C-dicopper(I)]-μ-bromido-[(2,2′-bipyidine-2κ2N,N′)-μ-cyanido-1:2κ2N:C-dicopper(I)]-μ-cyanido-κ2N:C]

Date Published: May 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Jia Gu, Xuee Jiang, Zhanhua Su, Baibin Zhou.


In the title complex, [Cu4Br(CN)3(C10H8N2)2]n, the four independent CuI atoms are all in distorted trigonal-planar geometries. One is formed by one N atom and one C atom from two cyanide groups and one Br atom, one is formed by two N atoms from two cyanide groups and one Br atom, and the other two are formed by two N atoms from a chelating 2,2′-bipyridine (bpy) ligand and one C atom from a cyanide group. The structure exhibits a zigzag chain backbone along [101] constructed by bromide and cyanide anions bridging the CuI atoms, with the [Cu(bpy)(CN)] units pointing laterally.

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For copper cyanide coordination polymers, see: Korzeniak et al. (2005 ▶); Yi et al. (2004 ▶). For structures containing cyanide groups, see: Zhang et al. (2000 ▶). For related copper complexes, see: He et al. (2006 ▶).