Research Article: Tetra­aqua­(5,5′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine-κ2N,N′)zinc(II) sulfate

Date Published: August 01, 2009

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Qing-Lan Zhao, Hui-Feng Bai.


The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Zn(C12H12N2)(H2O)4]SO4, consists of a ZnII complex cation, a sulfate anion and four mol­ecules of water coordinated to the ZnII atom. The ZnII complex cation, with approximate twofold symmetry, displays a slightly distorted octa­hedral geometry around the ZnII atom, which is coordinated by two N atoms from a 5,5′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine ligand and by the O atoms of four water mol­ecules. In the crystal, O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds help to establish the packing.

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For related structures, see: Schubert, Eschbaumer et al. (1999 ▶); Schubert, Hochwimmer et al. (1999 ▶); Shi et al. (2009 ▶); Zhang et al. (2009 ▶); Momeni et al. (2009 ▶); Kim et al. (2009 ▶); Yang et al. (2001 ▶).




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