In the title compound, (C4H12N2)[ZnCl4], the Zn atom adopts a slightly distorted tetra-hedral geometry. In the crystal, the dication and dianion inter-act by way of N - H⋯Cl and N - H⋯(Cl,Cl) hydrogen bonds to result in a layered network propagating in (010). The hydrogen-bonding network is unbalanced, with three Cl atoms accepting two hydrogen bonds each and one Cl atom not accepting any hydrogen bonds: the latter shows the shortest Zn - Cl bond length. The crystal studied was found to be an inversion twin.
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jun 2009|