Understanding the structural properties P-xylylenebis(triphenylphosphonium) cation under different pH and anion conditions

Irene Ling, Alexandre N. Sobolev, Brian W. Skelton, Colin L. Raston

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The organisation of the p-xylylenebis(triphenylphosphonium) dication in the solid state, in crystals formed under a variety of conditions, at different pH values and in the presence of THF and other potential building moieties including p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene, 1-methyl-3-butylimidazolium and aquated gadolinium(iii) has been investigated using single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Striking changes in the dication conformations (cis- and trans-) that contribute to the different crystal packings of the dication (two-dimensional layerings and three-dimensional scaffoldings) have been established for five different compounds. The interplay and the self-assembled arrays of the dication with other incorporated components and the overall non-covalent interactions have been quantified using Hirshfeld surface analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7704-7715
Number of pages12
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2020

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