The reaction of cadmium nitrate dihydrate, propane-1,2-diamine and pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid in a 1:1:2 molar ratio in an aqueous solution resulted in the formation of the title compound, (C3H12N2)[Cd(C7H3NO4)2]·2H2O or (p-1,2-daH2)-[Cd(pydc)2]·2H2O (where p-1,2-da is propane-1,2-diamine and pydcH2 is pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid). The CdII ion is coordinated by four O and two N atoms of two pydc ligands in a distorted octahedral environment. The structure also contains two uncoordinated water molecules. In the crystal, there are several intermolecular N—H⋯O, O—H⋯O and weak C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. There are also π–π stacking interactions between the pyridine rings of pydc units, with centroid–centroid distances of 3.4708 (16) Å
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