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    • Keywords


      Self assemblies; imidazolin-5-one; donor-acceptor; $\pi \cdots \pi$ stacking; C-H$\cdots \pi$ interactions.

    • Abstract


      Crystal structures of five imidazolin-5-ones are discussed. While molecules 1-3 show a donor-acceptor type of $\pi \cdots \pi$ lateral offset stacking, C-H$\cdots \pi$ interactions are found to play dominant roles in molecules 2 and 4. In molecule 2, C-H$\cdots \pi$ interactions further form lateral offset stack to form extended C-H$\cdots \pi \cdots \pi \cdots$H-C hydrogen bonds. Molecule 4, however shows a layer structure with interlayer C-H$\cdots \pi \cdots $H-C hydrogen bonds and interlayer stacking of imidazolin-5-one heterocycles. These structures show how weak $\pi \cdots \pi$ interactions can be exploited for tailoring supramolecular assemblies.

    • Author Affiliations


      Basanta K Rajbongshi1 Gurunath Ramanathan1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208 016
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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