Comment on Interwoven Hydrogen-Bonding Networks in Benzene-1,3,5-triacetic Acid by Fitzgerald & Gerkin (1997)

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Fitzgerald & Gerkin [Acta Cryst. (1997), C53, 967-969] reported 'Interwoven Hydrogen-Bonding Networks in Benzene-1,3,5-triacetic Acid'. Within the paper they state that 'the hydrogen bonds involve each molecule in a three-dimensional network'. Re-examination of the structure using the deposited coordinates, however, shows that the hydrogen-bonded networks defined in the original paper are in fact separate two-dimensional layers which are not interwoven. In addition, the structure is perhaps better described in terms of one-dimensional ladder-like chains, with no more than van der Waals interactions between the ladders.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

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