Date Published: May 01, 2010
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Lei Zhu, Dabin Wang, Hongyan Xu.
In the title compound, [Mn(C10H7N2O2)2(H2O)4], the MnII atom, lying on an inversion center, has an octahedral environment with four coordinated water molecules in the equatorial plane and two N atoms from two 4-(imidazol-1-yl)benzoate ligands at the axial sites. The complex molecules are connected into a three-dimensional network by extensive hydrogen bonds between the water molecules and the carboxylate O atoms.
For the good coordination ability and diverse coordination modes of ligands containing imidazole and carboxylate groups, see: Fan et al. (2004 ▶); Sun et al. (2005 ▶). For the construction of metal–organic frameworks using ligands based on imidazolyl and carboxylate groups as building blocks, see: Carlucci et al. (2008 ▶); Zhang et al. (2007 ▶).