Date Published: July 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Zheng-De Tan, Feng-Jiao Tan, Bo Tan, Cheng-Ming Zhang.
In the title complex, [Zn(C2O4)(C2H6O2)]n, the ZnII ion is in a distorted octahedral environment formed by two O atoms from an ethylene glycol molecule and four O atoms from two oxalate anions. The oxalate anions link the ZnII ions, forming a zigzag chain along . The zigzag chains are extended into a three-dimensional network by O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds.
For related structures of complexes with oxalates, see: Jin & Lin (2011 ▶); Shen & Lush (2012 ▶).