Polymeric mu-cyano-dicyanonickelate(II)-mu-cyano-trans-bis[N-(2-hydroxyethyl)ethylenediamine]cadmium(II)

Karadag A., Pasaoglu H., Kastas G., Buyukgungor O.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY, vol.60, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The title compound, catena-poly[[mu-cyano-1:2kappa(2) C:N-dicyano-1kappa(2) C-trans -bis [N-(2-hydroxyethyl) ethane-1,2-diamine-2kappa(2)-N,N'] cadmium (II) nickel (II)] -mu- cyano -1: 2'kappa(2) C:N], [CdNi(CN)(4)(C4H12N2O)(2)], consists of alternating square-planar Ni(CN)(4) fragments, formally dianionic, and Cd(hydet-en)(2) moieties [hydet-en is N-(2-hydroxyethyl)ethylenediamine], with the two bridging cyanide ligands in a mutually trans disposition at the Ni atom and cis at the Cd atom. The resulting one-dimensional zigzag chain structure has the Ni atom on an inversion center, while the distorted octahedron centered on the Cd atom lies on a twofold axis. The polymer chains are connected into undulating sheets by weak interchain N-H...N, N-H...O and O-H...N hydrogen bonds, which are also present between successive sheets.