Research Article: Dichloridobis(3-chloro­pyridine-κN)zinc

Date Published: July 01, 2011

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Yan-Hui Liu, Lin Xu, Dong-Mei Dai, Jian-Wei Zou.


In the crystal structure of the title compound, [ZnCl2(C5H4ClN)2], discrete complex mol­ecules are found in which the ZnII cations are coordinated by two chloride anions and the N atoms of the two 3-chloro­pyridine ligands within a slightly distorted tetra­hedron. Moreover, inter­molecular C—Cl⋯Cl—C halogen inter­actions (Cl⋯Cl = 3.442 Å) are found between the building blocks.

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For the background of this work, see: Bertani et al. (2010 ▶); Metrangolo & Resnati (2001 ▶); Leininger et al. (2000 ▶); Lommerse et al. (1996 ▶). For related structures, see: Bhosekar et al. (2008 ▶); Wriedt et al. (2009 ▶).




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