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

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.

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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 ▶).




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