(Acetonitrile-κN)chloridobis[2-(pyridin-2-yl)phenyl-κ C ,N]iridium(III)
The Ir(III) atom of the title compound, [Ir(C(11)H(8)N)(2)Cl(CH(3)CN)], displays a distorted octa-hedral coordination. The pyridyl groups are in trans positions [N-Ir-N = 173.07 (10)°], while the phenyl groups are trans with respect to the acetonitrile and chloride groups [C-Ir-N = 178.13 (11) and C-Ir-Cl = 176.22 (9)°]. The pyridyl-phenyl groups only show a small deviation from planarity, with the dihedral angle between the planes of the two six-membered rings in each pyridyl-phenyl group being 5.6 (2) and 5.8 (1)°. The crystal packing shows inter-molecular C-H⋯Cl, C-H⋯π(acetonitrile) and C-H⋯π(pyridyl-phen-yl) contacts.