The crystal structure of the complex of diphenyl pyraline hydrochloride with cobalt chloride, C38H46O2N2Cl4Co has been determined by X-ray diffraction using CuK
radiation. The compound crystallizes in monoclinic space group P
with the cell parameters a
= 102.60(1)° with Z
= 4, V
3. The structure was solved using 5484 reflections. The stucture was refined to a final wR
of 0.2944 (R
= 0.1130). The packing of the molecules shows a layered arrangement.