The reaction of Fe(eta(5)-C5H4CO2Na)(eta(5)-C5H4PPh2) (1), obtained upon addition of NaOH to Fe(eta(5)-C5H4CO2H)(eta(5)-C5H4PPh2), with stoichiometric amounts of [Co(H2O)(6)](NO3)(2) (2) gave the 1D coordination polymer [Co(Fe(eta(5)-C5H4CO2)(eta(5)-C5H4PPh2))(2)](n) (3). The molecular structure of 3 in the solid state was determined by single crystal X-ray structure determination. A unique feature of 3 is that dinuclear Co-2(O2CR)(4) units (R = Fe(eta(5)-C5H4)(eta(5)-C5H4PPh2)) are connected by two diphenylphosphino-ferrocenyl moieties giving rise to a one-dimensional arrangement, whereby the other two Ph2P-containing ferrocenes remain uncoordinated. Due to this structural feature, the coordination sphere at cobalt(II) can best be ascribed as distorted octahedral. Variable temperature dependent magnetic measurements were carried out indicating an overall weak anti-ferromagnetic behaviour with the formation of a weak sigma bond with a distance of 2.800(2) angstrom between the two cobalt(II) ions. (C) 2012 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.