Influence of CH ⋯ O interactions on the structure of a pseudorotaxane based on an Hg(II) complex of 18-crown-6(1)

Maria de Lluch Calleja Cortes, Jonathan W. Steed*

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Abstract

The X-ray crystal structure of [Hg(NO3)2(18-crown-6)] (1) prepared from mercury(II) acetate and 18-crown-6 in nitric acid is reported. Crystals are monoclinic, space group P21/c with a = 8.3063(17) A,̊ b = 14.331(3) Å, c = 8.0030(16) Å, and β = 99.528(3)°. In contrast to the usual perpendicular arrangement of the crown ether macrocycle mean plane and X-Hg-X in other Hg(II) crown ether complexes and related species, compound 1 shows a marked inclination as a result of a CH ⋯ O interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-612
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Crystallography
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

Keywords

  • Crown ether
  • Hydrogen bond
  • Mercury
  • Pseudorotaxane
  • Weak interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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