{1,2-Bis[(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl-κN 2)methyl] benzene}-dichloridozinc(II)

Ilia A. Guzei, Lara C. Spencer, Asheena Budhai, James Darkwa

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The title zinc complex, [ZnCl2(C18H 22N4)], contains a bidentate 1,2-bis(3,5-dimethyl-1H- pyrazol-1-ylmethyl)benz-ene ligand that binds to the zinc atom, forming a nine-membered metallocyclic ring. The geometry about the Zn atom is distorted tetra-hedral, with the largest deviation observed in the magnitude of the Cl - Zn - Cl angle. Similar distortions are observed in the cobalt analogue and related zinc compounds containing metallocyclic rings with more than six members. The copper analogue exhibits a more severe distortion of the metal coordination sphere than is observed in the title compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m1715-m1716
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


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  • single-crystal X-ray study; T = 100 K; mean σ(C-C) = 0.002 Å

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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