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 . These chains are further linked by O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. Intrachain N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds are observed.
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 ▶).