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.
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 ▶).