Research Article: catena-Poly[[(acetato-κ2O,O′)(methanol-κO)cadmium(II)]-μ-[1,2-bis­(1H-benzimid­azol-2-yl)ethane]-κ2N3:N3′-[(acetato-κ2O,O′)(methanol-κO)cadmium(II)]-di-μ-chlorido]

Date Published: May 01, 2010

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Huai-Xia Yang, Jun Zhang, Ya-Nan Ding, Xiang-Ru Meng.


In the title complex, [Cd2(CH3COO)2Cl2(C16H14N4)(CH3OH)2]n, the CdII atom is six-coordinated by one N atom from a centrosymmetric bridging 1,2-bis­(2,2′-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)ethane (bbe) ligand, two O atoms from a chelating acetate ligand, one O atom from a methanol mol­ecule and two bridging Cl atoms in a distorted octa­hedral geometry. The CdII atoms are connected alternately by the Cl atoms and bbe ligands, leading to a chain along [001]. These chains are further linked by O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. Intra­chain N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds are observed.

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For metal complexes of 1,2-bis­(2,2′-1H-benzimidazole)ethane, see: van Albada et al. (2007 ▶); Shen & Yuan (2006 ▶). For related Cd(II) complexes, see: Yam & Lo (1999 ▶); Zhai et al. (2006 ▶).




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