Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 38, Issue 8, pp 613–617 | Cite as

Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Fluorescent Study of Bis(2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazolate)zinc with Ethanol Solvate

  • Yi-Ping Tong
  • Yan-Wen Lin
Original Paper


The zinc(II) complex with 2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole, namely [Zn(2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazolate)2]·C2H5OH (· C2H5OH) has been synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystallography and photoluminescent analysis. The complex crystallizes in monoclinic space group P21/c with cell parameters a = 10.156(1) Å, b = 25.771(3) Å, c = 9.674(1) Å, α = 90°, β = 103.641(2)°, γ = 90°, Z = 4, V = 2460.4(4) Å3. The central Zn(II) is four-coordinate and has a tetrahedral geometry. The steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescent spectra for the title compound have also been studied. The emission property can be ascribed to ligand-centered charge-transfer transition (LCCT) with π → π* property.

Index Abstract

A new co-crystal of Zn(II) complex of 2-(2-hydroxylphenyl)benzimidazole with ethanol solvate has been prepared, characterized by X-ray crystallography and fluorescent studies.


Crystal structure Zn(II) Photoluminescence 2-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole Ligand-centered charge-transfer 



This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (No. 06301028) and the Natural Science Foundation of Department of Education of Guangdong Province, China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryHanshan Normal UniversityChaozhouChina
  2. 2.Department of BiologyHanshan Normal UniversityChaozhouChina

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