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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 748425, 5 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Characterization, and X-Ray Crystal Structure of Bis(O-amyl dithiocarbonato-κ2S,S′)bis(4-cyanopyridine-κN)nickel(II)

1X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory, Postgraduate Department of Physics, University of Jammu, Jammu Tawi 180 006, India
2Department of Chemistry, University of Jammu, Jammu Tawi 180 006, India

Received 24 August 2013; Accepted 23 December 2013; Published 17 February 2014

Academic Editor: Xian-He Bu

Copyright © 2014 Kuldeep Singh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The [Ni(S2CO-n-C5H11)2(C6H4N2)2] adduct of 4-cyanopyridine with [Ni(S2CO-n-C5H11)2] was synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, magnetic susceptibility measurement, IR, electronic spectral data, and X-ray diffraction analysis. The Ni atom in the title complex is octahedrally coordinated within a trans-N2S4 donor set, with the Ni atom located on a centre of inversion. The title compound exhibits magnetic moment value (3.20 B.M) which is in agreement with magnetic moment values observed for paramagnetic octahedral complexes of nickel(II). The title complex crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pbca with unit cell parameters a = 11.455(5), b = 9.602(4), and c = 26.374(1) Å. Crystal structure was solved by direct methods and refined by full matrix least-squares procedures to a final R value of 0.0499 for 2004 observed reflections. The amyl chain is disordered over two sets of sites, with occupancy ratios of 0.595 : 0.405. Infinite long chains of molecules are formed with the help of C–HN hydrogen bond.