Received 24 January 2013
There are two tetraethylammonium cations and two toluene-4-sulfate anions in the asymmetric unit of the title salt, C8H20N+·C7H7O3S-. One of the anions is disordered over two positions, with refined occupancies of 0.447 (3) and 0.553 (3). In the crystal, the cations and anions are linked by C-HO hydrogen bonds, forming ribbons along [10-1]. The ribbons are linked via C-HO hydrogen bonds, forming a two-dimensional network lying parallel to (10-1).
For the preparation of tetraethylammonium toluene-4-sulfonate from ethyl 4-toluenesulfonate and triethylamine, see: Baizer (1964). For its application as a phase-transfer catalyst, see: Cerveau et al. (2002) or as the supporting electrolyte, see: Adachi et al. (1979); Wynne & Street (1985); Yoshida et al. (1986); Wong & Moeller (1993); Ben et al. (2011).
Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Agilent, 2011); cell refinement: CrysAlis PRO; data reduction: CrysAlis PRO; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXD (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: OLEX2 (Dolomanov et al., 2009); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: KP2445 ).
The X-ray diffractometer was funded by the EFRD as part of the Operational Programme Development of Eastern Poland 2007-2013, project POPW.01.03.00-20-034/09-00.
Adachi, T., Iwasaki, T., Inoue, I. & Miyoshi, M. (1979). J. Org. Chem. 44, 1404-1409.
Agilent (2011). CrysAlis PRO. Agilent Technologies, Yarnton, England.
Baizer, M. M. (1964). J. Electrochem. Soc. 111, 215-222.
Ben, T., Shi, K., Cui, Y., Pei, C., Zuo, Y., Guo, H., Zhang, D., Xu, J., Deng, F., Tian, Z. & Qiu, S. (2011). J. Mater. Chem. 21, 18208-18214.
Cerveau, G., Chappellet, S., Corriu, R. J. P., Dabiens, B. & Le Bideau, J. (2002). Organometallics, 21, 1560-1564.
Dolomanov, O. V., Bourhis, L. J., Gildea, R. J., Howard, J. A. K. & Puschmann, H. (2009). J. Appl. Cryst. 42, 339-341.
Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.
Wong, P. L. & Moeller, D. K. (1993). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 115, 11434-11445.
Wynne, K. J. & Street, G. B. (1985). Macromolecules, 18, 2361-2368.
Yoshida, J., Muraki, K., Funahashi, H. & Kawabata, N. (1986). J. Org. Chem. 51, 3996-4000.