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ISSN: 2053-2296

May 2015 issue

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Cover illustration: A centrosymmetric TeII complex supported by ditelluridoimidodiphosphinate ligands has been structurally characterized. This compound is the first all-tellurium member of a series of related square-planar EII(E')4 complexes (E and E' are group 16 elements). See Chivers & Ritch [Acta Cryst. (2015), C71, 407-409].

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In the title compound, each of the R- and S-isomers are stacked into columns by C—H⋯O=C hydrogen bonds between the benzene rings and the carbonyl groups. The columns of one enantio­mer are connected with the counterpart isomeric columns by C—H⋯F hydrogen bonds between the meth­oxy groups and the F atom of the aroyl groups to yield a stripe structure.

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Three symmetrically independent complex molecules have a similar conformation, with two chelating Me2tn (2,2-dimethylpropane-1,3-diamine) ligands in an anti conformation coordinating a CrIII centre in the equatorial plane, and two Br atoms in the axial positions of a distorted octahedron. The packing is stabilized by hydrogen bonds between the amino groups of the Me2tn ligands as donors and the Br ligands and perchlorate counter-ion O atoms as acceptors.

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4,4′-Bipyridine-1,1′-diium acetylenedicarboxylate, a one-dimensional structure with alternating cations and anions, is a new member of the (H2bipy)[Cu(ox)2] family reported earlier. The supramolecular isostructurality is ascribed to the synergistic effect of multiple interactions in the structures, including strong charge-assisted N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, C—H⋯O contacts and π–π interactions.

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1-Aryl-5-chloro-3-methyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carbaldehydes react with cyclo­hexyl­amine by nucleophilic substitution when the aryl substituent is pyridin-2-yl to give 5-cyclo­hexyl­amino-3-methyl-1-(pyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazole-4-carbaldehyde, and by condensation followed by hydrolysis when the aryl substituent is phenyl to give (Z)-4-[(cyclo­hexyl­amino)­methyl­idene]-3-methyl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-5(4H)-one.

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A novel two-dimensional cadmium(II) coordination polymer is composed of one-dimensional [Cd3(e,e-trans-1,4-chdc)2(4-PyBIm)2(H2O)2]n chains [4-PyBIm is 2-(pyridin-4-yl)-1H-benz­imidazole and 1,4-chdc2− is cyclo­hexane-1,4-di­carb­oxy­late] joined by e,a-cis-1,4-chdc2− ligands.

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Di­hydrogen phosphate anions show a supra­molecular flexibility depending on the nature of the cations and may be suitable for the design of the host lattice for host–guest supra­molecular systems. In the salt 1-methyl­piperazine-1,4-diium bis­(di­hydrogen phosphate) and the solvated salt 2-(pyridin-2-yl)pyridinium di­hydrogen phosphate–ortho­phosphoric acid (1/1), the formation of O—H⋯O and N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds between the di­hydrogen phosphate anions and the cations constructs a three- and two-dimensional anionic–cationic network, respectively.


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The structure of (2-aminopyrimidine-κN1)aqua(pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylato-κ3O2,N,O6)copper(II) is compared with three similar previously reported compounds. Close Cu⋯Xbridged (X = N or O) contacts are present between potentially ligating atoms from neighbouring molecules and the CuII centre. Bond-order indices have been employed to elucidate the degree of covalency in these interactions and its implications for the effective coordination number of the transition metal atom.

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Crystal structures are reported for a new polymorph of the drug niclosamide, together with acetone and acetonitrile solvates and the monohydrate polymorph HA.

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Mol­ecules of a substituted β-D-uridine are assembled by N—H⋯O and O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds into well-separated two-dimensional layers of about 15 Å thickness. The crescent conformation of the mol­ecules is stabilized by weak intra­molecular C—H⋯O and C—H⋯F hydrogen bonds. The endocyclic uracil bond lengths imply a considerable degree of delocalization of the electron density within the ribo­furan­ose ring.

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A centrosymmetric TeII complex supported by ditelluridoimidodiphosphinate ligands has been structurally characterized. This compound is the first all-tellurium member of a series of related square-planar EII(E′)4 complexes (E and E′ are group 16 elements).

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All known 4-(2,4,6-triiso­propyl­benzo­yl)benzoate salts are photochemically active in the crystalline state. The lack of photochemical reactivity for the sodium salt is explained on the basis of inter­molecular inter­actions and the mol­ecular geometry in the crystals.

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The new potential NLO (nonlinear optical) material L-argininium phosphite was obtained from a 1:1 solution of L-arginine and phospho­rous acid. The composition of the product obtained from the 1:2 solution is proposed on the basis of spectroscopic data.

addenda and errata


Acta Cryst. (2015). C71, 422
doi: 10.1107/S2053229615005598
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Corrigenda for four articles.

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