Synthesis and crystal structure of a trihydrate of dinuclear benzimidazole-2-pyridinecarboxylate- cadmium(II)

  • JJ Wang
  • YC Cui
  • YJ Hung
  • LH Lui
  • LV Ming
Keywords: Cadmium, Crystal structure, 2-Pyridinecarboxylic acid, Benzimidazole


A new compound, [Cd2(C7H6N2)3(C6H4O2N)43H2O (1), has been prepared under mild hydrothermal conditions and structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The two cadmium(II) ions are bridged by a carboxyl group from one 2-pyridinecarboxylate ligand. The thermal gravimetry (TG) data indicate three steps of decomposition, and the final thermal decomposition product is CdO.

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