[Ni(CH(3)COO)(2)·(NH(2)CH(2)Ph)(4)] complex was synthesized using benzylamine and nickel acetate. The molecular structure of this complex was obtained by single crystal X-ray diffraction and characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectrometry and thermal analysis. The complex crystallized in the monoclinic space group P2(1)/n with cell parameters a=11.234(4)Å, b=6.459(2)Å, c=22.647(8)Å, α=90.00, β=91.149(4)°, γ=90.00, V=1642.8(10)Å(3), Z=2. The structure has been solved by direct methods and refined to R(1)=0.0876 for 6377 observed reflections I>2σ(I). Magnetic studies for complex show the data over the whole temperature range 5-300 K are well fitted to the Curie-Weiss law with C=1.03 cm(3) K mol(-1) and θ=-1.38 K. This fitting indicates antiferromagnetic interaction between the Ni ions and the metal center exhibits distorted octahedral coordination geometries. The thermal analysis was carried out to understand the thermal stability of the title complex.