Acta Cryst. (2011). E67, o1118 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536811009019 ]
Abstract: The title compound, C2H10N22+·2HC4O4-·H2O, a new polymorph of ethylenediammonium bis(hydrogen squarate) monohydrate, was synthesized by slow evaporation of an acid solution. The asymetric unit contains two hydrogen squarate anions, two half-molecules of protonated ethylenediamine arranged around a twofold axis and one water molecule. In the crystal, N-HO and O-HO hydrogen bonds between the hydrogen squarate anions, protonated N atoms from the amine group and water molecules lead to a three-dimensional framework. In particular, the cohesion between the squarate groups is ensured by very short intermolecular hydrogen bonds bonds. The title compound crystallized together with the previously reported polymorph [Mathew et al. (2002). J. Mol. Struct. 641, 263-279].
Online 13 April 2011
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