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Title
Secondary interactions in the crystal structures of three 1,2,4,5-tetrakis(bromomethyl)-3,6-bis(2-alkoxy)benzenes
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Abstract
Crystal structures of three 1,2,4,5-tetrakis(bromomethyl:)-3,6-bis(2-alkoxy)benzenes 1-3 with different length and branching of alkyl chains are analyzed. X-ray structure determinations showed relatively undistorted molecular structures. Crystal packing is defined by networks of C-H center dot center dot center dot Br weak hydrogen bonds, short Br center dot center dot center dot Br contacts, and one particularly short C-H center dot center dot center dot pi contact, although the major share of the cohesive energy of the structures is due to dispersion interactions. Z' = 2 for 1 can be explained in terms of these interactions, which were shown to be stronger between the asymmetric pairs of molecules with the help of OPiX calculations. Surprisingly, the role of the oxygen atoms in intermolecular crystal packing is relatively small. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of molecular structure. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2012
ISSN
0022-2860
Volume/pages
1016(2012), p. 109-117
ISI
000304634600014
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Last edited 22.09.2017
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