Research Article: Diaqua­(2,2′-bipyridine-κ2N,N′)bis­(perchlorato-κO)copper(II)

Date Published: May 01, 2011

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Maamar Damous, Meriem Hamlaoui, Sofiane Bouacida, Hocine Merazig, Jean-Claude Daran.


The central CuN2O4 motif of the title compound, [Cu(ClO4)2(C10H8N2)(H2O)2], exhibits a Jahn–Teller-distorted octa­hedral geometry around the metal atom, showing a considerably long Cu—O bond distance of 2.5058 (12) Å towards the second perchlorate group, giving a (4 + 1+1)-type coordination mode. In the crystal, the components are linked via inter­molecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming layers parallel to (001). Additional stabilization within these layers is provided by π–π [centroid–centroid distances of 3.7848 (9)–4.4231 (9) Å] stacking inter­actions.

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For applications of related compounds, see: Kurzak et al. (1999 ▶). For the coordination spheres of copper in related compounds, see: Hathaway (1973 ▶). For hydrogen-bond motifs, see: Bernstein et al. (1995 ▶); Etter et al. (1990 ▶).




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