Research Article: Chlorido[4-chloro-2-(pyridin-2-yl­methyl­imino­meth­yl)phenolato-κ3N,N′,O]copper(II)

Date Published: May 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Haixia Wang, Yuehe Lang, Shaohong Wang.


In the title complex, [Cu(C13H10ClN2O)Cl], the CuII ion is coordinated by one O atom and two N atoms of the tridentate Schiff base ligand and one chloride ion, forming a slightly distorted square-planar geometry. Weak Cu⋯Cl inter­actions [2.793 (5) Å] result in the formation of a chain along the a axis.

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For background to the use of unsymmetrical tridentate Schiff base ligands and their hydrogenated derivatives in coordin­ation chemistry for the assembly of alkoxo-or phenoxo-bridged clusters and polymers, see: Koizumi et al. (2005 ▶); Boskovic et al. (2003 ▶); Oshiob et al. (2005 ▶). For related structures, see: Bluhm et al. (2003 ▶); Kannappan et al. (2005 ▶); Sun et al. (2005 ▶).