Research Article: catena-Poly[cadmium-μ-[1,3-bis­(imidazol-1-yl)propane]-di-μ-chlorido]

Date Published: June 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Qiao-Lian Shen, Hong Lin.


The title complex, [CdCl2(C9H12N4)]n, is characterized by the formation of a zigzag chain structure parallel to [001]. In the chain, the Cd2+ cation is coordinated by four bridging Cl− ligands in equatorial positions and two N atoms from symmetry-related and likewise bridging 1,3-bis­(imidazol-1-yl)propane ligands in axial positions, forming a distorted CdCl4N2 octa­hedron.

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For related structures, see: Carlucci et al. (1997 ▶); Wang et al. (2011 ▶); Yang et al. (2010 ▶).