Acta Crystallographica Section C

Crystal Structure Communications

Volume 69, Part 5 (May 2013)


organic compounds



Acta Cryst. (2013). C69, 517-521    [ doi:10.1107/S0108270113006720 ]

Semi-maleate salts of L- and DL-serin­ium: the first example of chiral and racemic serinium salts with the same composition and stoichiometry

S. G. Arkhipov, B. A. Zakharov and E. V. Boldyreva

Abstract: L-Serinium semi-maleate, (I), and DL-serinium semi-maleate, (II), both C3H8NO3+·C4H3O4-, provide the first example of chiral and racemic anhydrous serine salts with the same organic anion. A comparison of their crystal structures with each other, with the structures of the pure components (L-serine polymorphs, DL-serine and maleic acid) and with other amino acid maleates is important for understanding the formation of the crystal structures, their response to variations in temperature and pressure, and structure-property relationships. As in other known crystal structures of amino acid maleates, there are no direct links between the semi-maleate anions in the two new structures. The serinium cations have different conformations in (I) and (II). In (I), they are linked into infinite chains via hydrogen bonds between carb­oxylic acid and hy­droxy groups. In (II), there are no such chains formed by the serinium cations. In both (I) and (II), there are C22(12) chains consisting of alternating semi-maleate anions and serinium cations. Two types of such chains are present in (I) and (II), termed C22(12) and C22(12)'. In (I), these chains, lying in the same plane, are further linked to each other via hydrogen bonds, whereas in (II) they are not.

Formula: Chiral and racemic C3H8NO3+·C4H3O4-


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[ doi:10.1107/S0108270113006720/ov3025Isup2.hkl ]
Contains datablock I


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[ doi:10.1107/S0108270113006720/ov3025IIsup3.hkl ]
Contains datablock II


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