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ISSN: 2053-2296

January 2018 issue

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Cover illustration: In the ionic trinuclear Cu3I2 complex [Cu3I2(Ph2PPy)3]PF6, three [mu]2-bridging Ph2PPy ligands strengthen the cluster core. A TD-DFT study demonstrates that the observed yellow phospho­rescence should be derived from the emissive 3(X+M)LCT excited state. See Zhu, Song, Chai, Shen, Wei & Qin [Acta Cryst. (2018), C74, 62-68].

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A new polymorph of 5-fluoro­salicylic acid has been investigated. The packing basis for the pseudo-ortho­rhom­bic twinning is analysed, as are the structure-determining O—H⋯F hydrogen bonds.

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Sulfanilic acid dihydrate can be crystallized at 273 K. All H atoms attached to N and O atoms find an acceptor in suitable geometries and the packing is highly efficient; nevertheless, the compound undergoes fast desolvation under ambient conditions.

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Two new ZnII coordination complexes with the asymmetric multidentate ligand 1-(1H-benzotriazol-1-ylmeth­yl)-2-propyl-1H-imidazole have been synthesized and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The complexes were investigated by fluorescence and thermal analyses.

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Six cocrystal structures of 5-methyl-2-thio­uracil are presented whereby the mixed ADADAD N—H⋯S/N—H⋯N/N—H⋯O synthon was formed successfully with the coformers 2,4-di­amino­pyrimidine, 2,4-di­amino-6-phenyl-1,3,5-triazine and melamine, respectively. In addition, one cocrystal with 2,4-di­amino­pyrimidine containing an R_{2}^{2}(8) N—H⋯O/N—H⋯N inter­action and two isomorphous solvated cocrystals with 6-amino-3H-isocytosine containing an R_{2}^{2}(8) N—H⋯S/N—H⋯O inter­action are reported.

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2-Ethyl, 4-nitro and 4-meth­oxy substituents have an effect on the packing and inter­molecular inter­actions of N-phenyl-2-phthalimido­ethane­sulfonamide.

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A variable-temperature magnetic study of a CoII complex incorporating 2,6-di­amino-7H-purin-1-ium, 4,4′-oxydibenzoate and water ligands between 2 and 300 K reveals an orbital contribution to the magnetic moment and a weak anti­ferromagnetic inter­action between the CoII centres as the temperature decreases.

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Four variously substituted N-(3-benzoyl-4,5,6,7-tetra­hydro­benzo[b]thio­phen-2-yl)benzamides exhibit very similar mol­ecular conformations, but with conformational disorder in three of them. The supra­molecular assembly, involving C—H⋯O and C—H⋯π hydrogen bonds and π–π stacking inter­actions, ranges from finite zero-dimensional aggregates, via two types of chain, to complex sheets.

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The structure resulting from a rare cocrystallization of three stereoisomers, i.e. RR, SS, and meso, of a di­amine has been used to compare seven methods for mol­ecular crystal-volume estimation.

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In the ionic trinuclear Cu3I2 complex [Cu3I2(Ph2PPy)3]PF6, three μ2-bridging Ph2PPy ligands strengthen the cluster core. A TD–DFT study demonstrates that the observed yellow phospho­rescence should be derived from the emissive 3(X+M)LCT excited state.

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The crystal structures of the energetically similar Z and E isomers of 3-[4-(di­methyl­amino)­phen­yl]-2-(2,4,6-tri­bromo­phen­yl)acrylo­nitrile differ in the nature of their strong inter­molecular nonbonding inter­actions, which are Br⋯N in the case of the Z isomer and Br⋯Br for the E isomer.

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Mol­ecular salts were formed by proton transfer from naphthalene-1,5-di­sulfonic acid to a pyridyl bis-urea macrocycle. Two DMSO-solvated salts displaying two distinct conformations of the macrocycle were obtained upon slow cooling of DMSO–aceto­nitrile solutions from two temperatures (363 and 393 K).

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The synthesis and crystal structures of a series of (E)-5-(aryl­idene­amino)-1-tert-butyl-1H-pyrrole-3-carbo­nitriles and their respective reduced products are presented. Inter­estingly, C—H⋯Cl inter­actions seem to help in the construction of the supra­molecular structure of the precursors, while in the corresponding reduced compounds, these inter­actions appear less important compared with the observed (N,C)—H⋯N hydrogen bonds.

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A two-dimensional cadmium(II) coordination polymer has been prepared using the ligand N,N′-bis­(pyridin-4-ylmeth­yl)naphthalene-1,8:4,5-bis(dicarboximide). The product shows reversible photochromic behaviour and photocontrolled tunable luminescence properties.

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The cocrystal structure of an anti­malarial drug is reported along with a study of the electrostatic properties on the basis of transferred multipolar parameters from an electron-density database.

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The structure of isoguaninium chloride displays two kinds of mol­ecular tapes parallel to (010) and (50\overline{4}). The tapes are formed by dimers of isoguaninium cations inter­acting with chloride anions.

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