Research Article: Dichlorido(2-{[3-(morpholin-4-ium-4-yl)prop­yl]imino­meth­yl}phenolate)zinc

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.

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For related structures of similar zwitterionic ZnCl2 complexes, see: Qiu (2006 ▶); Ye & You (2008 ▶); Zhu (2008 ▶).




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