Research Article: trans-Diaqua­bis­(l-phenyl­alaninato-κ2N,O)nickel(II)

Date Published: April 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Massomeh Ghorbanloo, Nahid Shahbakhsh, Duane Choquesillo-Lazarte.


In the title compound, [Ni(C9H10NO2)2(H2O)2], the coordination geometry around the NiII ion can be described as distorted octa­hedral, with two N atoms and two O atoms from phenyl­alaninate ligands in the basal plane and two aqua O atoms at the axial sites. The crystal packing is stabilized by inter­molecular O—H⋯O and N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds.

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For background to amino acid complexes, see: Thanavelan et al. (2011 ▶). For related structures, see: Rombach et al. (2002 ▶); Marandi & Shahbakhsh (2007 ▶). For similar hydrogen-bonded networks, see: Cao et al. (2011 ▶). For details of π–π stacking inter­actions, see: Janiak (2000) ▶.