Acta Crystallographica Section C

Crystal Structure Communications

Volume 68, Part 11 (November 2012)


organic compounds



wq3019 scheme

Acta Cryst. (2012). C68, o481-o484    [ doi:10.1107/S0108270112043545 ]

Supra­molecular sheets in (4H-chromeno[4,3-c]isoxazol-3-yl)methanol and its hydrated 8-methyl-substituted analogue at 100 K

P. Rajalakshmi, N. Srinivasan, R. V. Krishnakumar, I. A. Razak and M. M. Rosli

Abstract: The title compounds, (4H-chromeno[4,3-c]isoxazol-3-yl)metha­nol, C11H9NO3, (I), and (8-methyl-4H-chromeno[4,3-c]isoxazol-3-yl)methanol monohydrate, C12H11NO3·H2O, (II), crystallize in the monoclinic space groups P21/c and C2/c, respectively. The simple addition of a methyl substituent in (II) results in a change in the structure type and substantially alters the inter­molecular inter­action patterns, while retaining the point-group symmetry 2/m. Compound (II) crystallizes as a hydrate and the resulting hydrogen-bonding inter­actions involving the water mol­ecule are the cause of differences in the hydrogen-bonded supra­molecular motifs present in (I) and (II). The water mol­ecule in (II) is disordered over two positions having very similar orientations, with occupancies of 0.571 (18) and 0.429 (18), although the pattern of hydrogen-bonding inter­actions for the two disordered water mol­ecules remains essentially the same. In both compounds, the primary donor hy­droxy group adopts a trans conformation with respect to the isoxazole O atom, with a torsion angle of 170.65 (8)° for (I) and 179.56 (10)° for (II), the small difference being due to differences in the hydrogen-bonding environment of the hy­droxy group. In (I), mol­ecules are linked through two independent O-H...N and C-H...O hydrogen bonds and form sheets of centrosymmetric R44(18) and R44(14) rings extending parallel to the (100) plane. The supra­molecular motifs in (II) generate two-dimensional sheets parallel to the (100) plane through a combination of O-H...X (X = N, O) and C-H...O hydrogen bonds, leading to water-assisted noncentrosymmetric R22(8) and R66(20) motifs. The present work is an example of how the simple replacement of a substituent in the main mol­ecular scaffold may transform the structure type, paving the way for a variety of supra­molecular motifs and consequently altering the complexity of the inter­molecular inter­action patterns.

Formula: C11H9NO3 and C12H11NO3·H2O


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[ doi:10.1107/S0108270112043545/wq3019Isup2.hkl ]
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