ABSTRACT: The dinuclear complex in the title compound, [Mn2(C16H6N2O8)(H2O)10]·4H2O, lies on an inversion center. Two delocalized carboxylate groups are each connected in a monodentate fashion to two similar pentaaquamanganese units, whereas the other two localized carboxylate groups are uncoordinated. The metal ion has octahedral coordination, with the O atom of a carboxylate group and three coordinated water molecules forming the equatorial plane [Mn—OCOO = 2.143 (4) Å] and two water molecules occupying the axial positions. The architecture is further consolidated by extensive hydrogen bonds for which coordinated water molecules serve as donors or acceptors.
Acta Crystallographica Section E. 01/2008;