A three-dimensional hydrogen-bonded framework in N-(3-nitrophenyl)phthalimide, and hydrogen-bonded chains of rings in N-(3,5-dinitrophenyl)phthalimide, linked into sheets by dipolar interactions

C Glidewell, J N Low, J M S Skakle, J L Wardell

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Molecules of N-(3-nitrophenyl) phthalimide, C14H8N2O4, are linked into a three-dimensional framework by four distinct C-H...O hydrogen bonds [H...O=2.35-2.58 Angstrom, C...O=3.105 (5)-3.432 (5) Angstrom and C-H...O=128-167degrees]. Molecules of N-(3,5-dinitrophenyl) phthalimide, C14H7N3O6, lie across twofold rotation axes in space group P2/n and are linked by a single C-H...O hydrogen bond [H...O=2.58 Angstrom, C...O=3.410 (2) Angstrom and C-H...O=147degrees] into chains of rings. These chains are weakly linked into sheets by intermolecular interactions involving short dipolar O...N and O...C contacts.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C, Crystal Structure Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2004



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