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Apparent shortening of the Csp(3)-Csp(3) bond analysed via a variable-temperature X-ray diffraction study in racemic 1,1 '-binaphthalene-2,2 '-diyl diethyl bis(carbonate)

Nayak, SK and Chandrasekhar, S and Row, TNG (2009) Apparent shortening of the Csp(3)-Csp(3) bond analysed via a variable-temperature X-ray diffraction study in racemic 1,1 '-binaphthalene-2,2 '-diyl diethyl bis(carbonate). In: Acta Crystallographica Section C, 65 (5). O222 -O225.

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Abstract

Crystal structure determination at room temperature [292 (2) K] of racemic 1,1'-binaphthalene-2,2'-diyl diethyl bis(carbonate), C26H22O6, showed that one of the terminal carbon-carbon bond lengths is very short [Csp(3)-Csp(3) = 1.327 (6) angstrom]. The reason for such a short bond length has been analysed by collecting data sets on the same crystal at 393, 150 and 90 K. The values of the corrected bond lengths clearly suggest that the shortening is mainly due to positional disorder at two sites, with minor perturbations arising as a result of thermal vibrations. The positional disorder has been resolved in the analysis of the 90 K data following the changes in the unit-cell parameters for the data sets at 150 and 90 K, which appear to be an artifact of a near centre of symmetry relationship between the two independent molecules in the space group P (1) over bar at these temperatures. Indeed, the unit cell at low temperature (150 and 90 K) is a supercell of the room-temperature unit cell.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to International Union of Crystallography.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2010 09:58
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/25880

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