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Studies in crystal engineering: Crystal packing, topological photodimerization and structure-reactivity correlations in fluoro-substituted styrylcoumarins

Vishnumurthy, Kodumuru and Row, Tayur Guru N and Venkatesan, Kailasam (1997) Studies in crystal engineering: Crystal packing, topological photodimerization and structure-reactivity correlations in fluoro-substituted styrylcoumarins. In: Perkin Transactions 2 (3). pp. 615-619.

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Abstract

In continuation of our studies on the influence of fluoro substitution on the solid state photobehaviour and packing pattern of styrylcoumarins, the results obtained for 4-(3-fluorostyryl)coumarin 1, 4-styryl-6-fluorocoumarin 2 and 4-styryl-7-fluorocoumarin 3 are presented. The configuration of the dimers was established on the basis of crystal packing of 1 and 2 (alpha-packed). A rationale for the significantly lower dimer yield in the crystal for 2 is proposed. In the observed centrosymmetric arrangement of the reactants the C=O ...pi (phenyl) contacts seem to provide additional attractive interactions. C-H ... O and C-H ... F hydrogen bonding seems to provide stability in these structures.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2011 05:24
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2011 05:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/38496

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