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      Dibenzylidene-4-piperidones; C-H…F interaction; fluorine interactions; weak intermolecular interactions; crystal structure; X-ray diffraction.

    • Abstract

       

      The fluorinated and non-fluorinated dibenzylidene-4-piperidones were synthesized and their structures examined using X-ray crystallography. Interestingly, the para-fluorosubstituted dibenzylidene compound, in contrast to other analogs, is characterized by C-H…F bonded one-dimensional packing motif. To evaluate the ability of hydrogen bond donors and acceptors for forming interactions, in general and competitive situation, we have defined statistical descriptors. Analysis of Cambridge Structural Database using these newly defined parameters reveals high propensity of C-H…F interactions in organic crystals. The present structural study suggests much larger role of fluorine driven intermolecular interactions that are even though weak, but possess significant ability to direct and alter the packing.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      R S Rathore1 N S Karthikeyan2 Y Alekhya1 K Sathiyanarayanan2 P G Aravindan3

      1. Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility, Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046, India
      2. Chemistry Division, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University, Vellore 632014, India
      3. Physics Division, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University, Vellore 632014, India
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