Research Article: Tetra­kis­(μ-3-meth­oxy­benzoato-κ2O1:O1′)bis[acetonitrilecopper(II)]

Date Published: May 01, 2011

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Sanjib Kar, Antara Garai, Sukhen Bala, Chandra Shekhar Purohit.


The centrosymmetric binuclear CuII title complex, [Cu2(C8H7O3)4(CH3CN)2], has a paddle-wheel-type structure [Cu—Cu distance = 2.6433 (3) Å]. Each CuII ion is coordin­ated by four O atoms from two 3-meth­oxy­benzoate ligands and one acetonitrile N atom in a square-pyramidal geometry.

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For applications of binuclear copper(II) complexes bridged by four benzoic acid groups in a paddle-wheel arrangement in inorganic synthesis, catalysis, magnetism and medicinal chemistry, see: Ozarowski (2008 ▶); Kirchner & Fernando (1980 ▶); Inoue et al. (1968 ▶); Bergant et al. (1994 ▶). For crystal structures of similar complexes, see: Lah et al. (2001 ▶). For the preparation of similar complexes, see: Bernard et al. (1989 ▶).




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