Amino Acid Templating of Inorganic Networks: Synthesis and Structure of L-Asparagine Zinc Phosphite, C4N2O3H 8·ZnHPO3

Laura E. Gordon, William T.A. Harrison*

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C4N2O3H8·ZnHPO 3 is the first zincophosphite framework to be templated by an amino acid (L-asparagine), which bonds to Zn via a carboxyl O atom. It contains infinite, homochiral, helical 4-ring chains of ZnO4 and HPO 3 groups, stabilized by intra- and interchain N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. Crystal data: C4N2O3H 8·ZnHPO3, Mr = 277.49, orthorhombic, P212121 (No. 19), a = 5.0349(2) Å, b = 9.4539(4) Å, c = 18.6092(8) Å, V = 885,79 (6) Å3, Z = 4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1808-1809
Number of pages2
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2004


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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