Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 45, Issue 8–9, pp 383–390 | Cite as

Synthesis and Structure of a Polymeric Homobimetallic Mercury Compound Constructed from (E)-Acetyloxy{4-[(pyridin-2-ylmethylene)amino]phenyl}mercury(II)

  • Tushar S. Basu Baul
  • Imliwati Longkumer
  • Anthony Linden
Original Paper


A two-dimensional homobimetallic mercury coordination polymer (2-{[4-(acetyloxymercuryl)phenyl]iminomethyl}pyridine-κ2N,N′)dithiocyanatomercury(II) (1) was synthesized and characterized by FT-IR, 1H-NMR spectroscopic and single crystal X-ray diffraction techniques. Crystallographic results reveal that the primary structural building unit in the structure is a centrosymmetric tetranuclear entity, where long Hg–N bonds link a thiocyanate ligand of the dinuclear asymmetric unit to the acetate coordinated Hg-atom of its neighbor. These tetranuclear units are then linked into extended chains and the chains are cross-linked by weaker Hg···O interactions to give a two-dimensional polymeric structure.

Graphical Abstract

Part of the structure of the 2-D bimetallic mercury coordination polymer constructed from the reaction of (E)-acetyloxy{4-[(pyridin-2-ylmethylene)amino]phenyl}mercury(II) with Hg(SCN)2 is reported.


Single-crystal X-ray diffraction Structural building unit Organomercury Homobimetallic N, N′-donor Organomercurio-ligand 



The financial support of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India through SAP-CAS, Phase-I and the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme, Joint Utilisation of Advanced Facilities (Grant Nos. JUAF 11, TSBB, AL) are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Advanced Studies in ChemistryNorth-Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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