Dichlorido[2-(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl-κN 2) ethanamine-κN]zinc(II)

Ilia A. Guzei, Lara C. Spencer, Tebogo V. Segapelo, James Darkwa

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The amine title complex, [ZnCl2(C7H 13N3)], resulted from imine hydrolysis in a Schiff base compound. The Zn metal atom has a distorted tetra-hedral geometry with the most significant deviation identified in the magnitude of the N - Zn - N angle. This deviation stems from the participation of the Zn and N atoms in a six-membered metallocyclic ring. The latter is in an approximate screw-boat conformation. Two strong N - H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds link the molecules into ribbons propagating along the b-axis direction. The ribbons contain two second-order hydrogen-bonded motifs: a chain and a ring. The chain described by the graph set notation C2 2(6) is formed by one hydrogen bond going in the forward direction (donor to acceptor) and the other in the backward direction (acceptor to donor). In the ring motif R22(8), both hydrogen bonds propagate in the forward direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m1627-m1628
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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