Research Article: catena-Poly[[dichloridozinc(II)]-μ-1,4-bis­(3-pyridylmeth­yl)piperazine]

Date Published: May 01, 2009

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Aaron M. Hardy, Robert L. LaDuca.


In the title compound, [ZnCl2(C16H20N4)]n, tetra­hedrally coordinated divalent Zn atoms are ligated by two Cl atoms and two N-donor atoms from two 1,4-bis­(3-pyridylmeth­yl)­piperazine (3-bpmp) ligands. The tethering 3-bpmp ligands promote the formation of [ZnCl2(3-bpmp)]n chains situated parallel to (02). These chains aggregate via C—H⋯Cl inter­actions to form supra­molecular layers, which in turn stack to construct the three-dimensional crystal structure.

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The structure was refined from a merohedrally twinned crystal; for the generation of reflection data from the major twin component, see: Sheldrick (2007 ▶). For 1,4-bis­(3-pyridylmeth­yl)piperazine coordination polymers of copper aryl­carboxyl­ates, see: Johnston et al. (2008 ▶). For the synthesis of the ligand, see: Pocic et al. (2005 ▶).




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