Date Published: May 01, 2009
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Pei-Zhou Li, Qiang Xu.
In the one-dimensional title coordination polymer, [Co(C2O4)(C10H8N2)]n, the CoII atom is coordinated in a distorted octahedral geometry by two N atoms from one 2,2′-bipyridine ligand and four O atoms belonging to two chelating oxalate ligands. Two neighboring Co centers are bridged by an oxalate ligand, forming a one-dimensional chain structure.
For general background to metal–oxalate compounds, see: Coronado et al. (2001 ▶); Decurtins et al. (1994 ▶). For related structures, see: Fun et al. (1999 ▶); Lin et al. (2006 ▶).