Received 31 October 2012
aDepartment of Physics, Shri Angalamman College of Engineering and Technology, Siruganoor, Tiruchirappalli 621 105, India,bCentre for Photonics and Nanotechnology, Sona College of Technology, Salem, Tamilnadu, India, and cDepartment of Physics, Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Tiruchirappalli 620 019, India
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In the title co-crystal, C2H5NO2·C4H6O6, the gylcine molecule is present in the zwitterion form. In the tartaric acid molecule there is a short intramolecular O-HO contact. In the crystal, the tartaric acid molecules are linked via pairs of O-HO hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers. These dimers are linked via a number of O-HO and N-HO hydrogen bonds involving the two components, forming a three-dimensional network.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: APEX2 and SAINT-NT (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT-NT and XPREP (Bruker, 2003); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-32 (Farrugia, 2012); software used to prepare material for publication: PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BV2215 ).
The authors thank Sona Engineering College, Salem, for providing the sample to carry out the X-ray study.
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