Two new inorganic-organic hybrid II-VI semiconductor nanostructures have been synthesized by solvothermal reactions. These nanostructures consist of inorganic 2∞[ZnSe] layers and organic bridging diamine molecules as spacers. The crystal structures of [ZnSe(dbn)1/2](1, dbn = 1,4-diaminobutane) and [ZnSe(hda)1/2](2, hda = 1,6-hexanediamine) have been determined by the powder X-ray diffraction method. They are isostructural and crystallize in the orthorhombic crystal system, space group Pbca(No.62), Z = 4. Crystal data for 1: a = 6.646(3), b = 6.473(3), c = 22.31(1) Å, V = 961.2(13) Å3, for 2: a = 6.6252(18), b = 6.4505(17), c = 27.138(7) Å, V = 1159.8(9) Å3. The optical absorption experiments show that both 1 and 2 generate a very large blue shift in the absorption edge (1.5-1.6 eV) due to a strong quantum confinement effect (QCE). Thermogravimetric behavior of both compounds has also been investigated.