Nayak, Susanta K and Sathishkumar, Ranganathan and Row, Guru TN (2010) Directing role of functional groups in selective generation of C-H center dot center dot center dot pi interactions: In situ cryo-crystallographic studies on benzyl derivatives. In: CrystEngComm, 12 (10). pp. 3112-3118.
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The in situ cryo-crystallization study of benzyl derivatives reveals that the molecular packing in these compounds is either through methylene (sp(3)) C-H center dot center dot center dot pi or aromatic (sp(2)) C-H center dot center dot center dot pi interactions depending on the level of acidity of the benzyl proton. These studies of low melting compounds bring out the subtle features of such weak interactions and point to the directional preferences depending on the nature (electron withdrawing, polarizability) of the neighbouring functional group.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||18 Oct 2010 07:20|
|Last Modified:||18 Oct 2010 07:20|
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