Sc(CuO2)2 crystallizes in the tetragonal I4_1/amd space group. The structure is three-dimensional. Sc3+ is bonded in a tetrahedral geometry to four equivalent O2- atoms. All Sc–O bond lengths are 2.02 Å. Cu+2.50+ is bonded in a square co-planar geometry to four equivalent O2- atoms. All Cu–O bond lengths are 1.90 Å. O2- is bonded in a distorted trigonal planar geometry to one Sc3+ and two equivalent Cu+2.50+ atoms.