Date Published: May 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Hong Zhao, Fu-Jun Yin, Xing-You Xu, Li-Jun Han.
In the title compound, [Co(C12H9O2)2(C4H6N2)2(H2O)2], the CoII ion is located on an inversion centre and displays a distorted octahedral coordination geometry. Two O atoms from two water molecules and two carboxylate O atoms from two 2-(naphthalen-1-yl)acetate ligands are in the equatorial plane and two N atoms from two 1-methyl-1H-imidazole ligands are in the axial positions. The structure is stabilized by intramolecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. Intermolecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the complex molecules into chains along .
For the structures of related complexes with 2-(naphthalen-1-yl)acetate ligands, see: Duan et al. (2007 ▶); Ji et al. (2011 ▶); Tang et al. (2006 ▶); Yang et al. (2008 ▶); Yin et al. (2011 ▶).