Date Published: July 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Nurul Azimah Ikmal Hisham, Hamid Khaledi, Hapipah Mohd Ali.
In the zwitterionic zinc title complex, [ZnCl2(C14H20N2O2)], the ZnII ion is four-coordinated in a distorted tetrahedral geometry. The Schiff base ligand employs its phenolate O and imine N atoms to coordinate the metal atom in a bidentate mode. Two Cl atoms complete the tetrahedral coordination environment. In the crystal, a pair of N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds connect the molecules into a centrosymmetric dimer. C—H⋯O, C—H⋯Cl and C—H⋯π interactions are also observed.
For related structures of similar zwitterionic ZnCl2 complexes, see: Qiu (2006 ▶); Ye & You (2008 ▶); Zhu (2008 ▶).