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Aqua[bis(2-ethyl-5-methyl-1H-imidazol-4-yl-κN3)methane]oxalatocopper(II) dihydrate

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Author(s): Yang-Hui Luo | Xiao-Min Qian | Ge Gao | Jin-Feng Li | Shu-Lin Mao

Journal: Acta Crystallographica Section E
ISSN 1600-5368

Volume: 67;
Issue: 2;
Start page: m172;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
In the title compound, [Cu(C2O4)(C13H20N4)(H2O)]·2H2O, the CuII atom exhibits a distorted square-pyramidal geometry with the two N atoms of the imidazole ligand and the two O atoms of the oxalate ligand forming the basal plane, while the O atom of the coordinated water molecule is in an apical position. The CuII atom is shifted 0.232 (2) Å out of the basal plane toward the water molecule. The asymmetric unit is completed by two solvent water molecules. These water molecules participate in the formation of an intricate three-dimensionnal network of hydrogen bonds involving the coordinated water molecule and the NH groups.
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