Research Article: Tetra­aqua­bis­[4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl-κN3)benzoato]cobalt(II)

Date Published: April 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Jian Guo, Shao-Wei Tong, Jian-She Liu, Wen-Dong Song, Jing-Bo An.


In the title compound, [Co(C10H7N2O2)2(H2O)4], the CoII atom lies on an inversion centre and displays a slightly distorted octa­hedral geometry. The coordination sphere is defined by two mutually trans N atoms from two 4-(imidazol-1-yl)benzoate ligands and the O atoms from four water mol­ecules. The crystal structure is stabilized by O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds.

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For our previous work on imidazole derivatives as ligands, see: Li, Song et al. (2011 ▶); Li, Ma et al. (2011 ▶); Fan et al. (2010 ▶); Li et al. (2010 ▶).