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Diverse and Yet Unified: A Comparative Study of the Supramolecular Assemblies of Three Diastereomeric Perhydro-2,3,4a,6,7,8a-naphthalenehexols

Mehta, Goverdhan and Sen, Saikat (2009) Diverse and Yet Unified: A Comparative Study of the Supramolecular Assemblies of Three Diastereomeric Perhydro-2,3,4a,6,7,8a-naphthalenehexols. In: European Journal Of Organic Chemistry (1). pp. 123-131.

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Abstract

Self-assemblies of three crystalline perhydro-2,3,4a,6,7,8a-napbthalenehexols 3-5, all constructed on a trans-decalin framework, were compared with each other and to that of their diastereomeric all axial hydroxy sibling 2, which was previously reported. The presence of the peripheral equatorial OH groups in 3-5 severs, to varying extents, the end-to-end intramolecular O-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen-bonding chain linking the 1,3-diaxial hydroxy groups on both faces of hexol 2. Hence, the crystal packing in 3-5 deviates from the simple qualitative model proposed and observed in 2. Though complex and seemingly individualistic upon a cursory glance, the supramolecular assemblies of all three hexols underscore two primary concepts of O-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bonding, namely, maximization of the total number of hydrogen bonds per molecule and maximization of O-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen-bond cooperativity by forming as many finite and infinite chains of hydrogen bonds as possible.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.
Keywords: Chirality;Hydrogen bonds;Supramolecular chemistry;Conformational locking.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2009 04:45
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19068

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