Weak interactions in crystal engineering - Understanding the recognition properties of the nitro group

J. M.A. Robinson, D. Philp*, K. D.M. Harris, B. M. Kariuki

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

62 Scopus citations

Abstract

1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene and 1,3,5-triethynylbenzene cocrystallise to form a solid state structure in which the two components assemble to form segregated hydrogen-bonded tapes. This behaviour is rationalised, through the use of the Cambridge Structural Database and ab initio electronic structure calculations, in terms of the fundamental recognition properties of the nitro group. The recognition behaviour of the nitro group is a function of both the intrinsic electronic properties of the nitro group itself and the nature of the hydrogen bond donor with which it interacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-806
Number of pages8
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Weak interactions in crystal engineering - Understanding the recognition properties of the nitro group'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this