The consistent hexameric paddle-wheel crystallisation motif of a family of 2,4-bis(n-alkylamino)nitrobenzenes: Alkyl = pentyl, hexyl, heptyl and octyl

M. John Plater*, William T.A. Harrison, Laura M. Machado De Los Toyos, Lewis Hendry

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Three examples of 2,4-bis(n-alkylamino)nitrobenzenes have been crystallised (alkyl = pentyl, hexyl and heptyl) and the single crystal structures were determined. The three structures are similar and adopt a cyclic hydrogen bonded hexameric motif. n-Octyl alkyl chains prevented a crystal structure determination owing to disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Research
Issue number4
Early online date28 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017



  • 2,4-bis(alkylamino)nitrobenzenes
  • Crystallisation
  • Hexameric
  • Hydrogen bond
  • Porous
  • Supramolecular

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  • Chemistry(all)

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