Received 28 May 2010
In the crystal structure of the title compound, C6H9N2+·ClCH2COO-, prepared by the reaction of OPDA (orthophenelynediamine) with chloroacetic acid, N-HO hydrogen bonds generate ladder-like chains and very weak intermolecular C-HCl hydrogen-bonding interactions between the anions and cations lead to a supramolecular network. C-HO interactions also occur.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2003); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2003); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: DS2035 ).
We thank the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for the National X-ray Diffractometer facility at the University of Hyderabad. We acknowledge the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for financial support (project No. SR/S1/IC-23/2007). ASR and RK are grateful to the CSIR, Government of India, and BKT thanks the UGC, Government of India, for their fellowships. We also thank Dr A. R. Bijju, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, for helpful discussions.
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