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Twisted aromatics, 9-anthryl and 1-pyrenyl terpyridines organize into novel multi-directional 'ladder-like' motifs in the solid state

Gulyani, A and Gopalan, Srinivasa R and Kulkarni, GU and Bhattacharya, S (2002) Twisted aromatics, 9-anthryl and 1-pyrenyl terpyridines organize into novel multi-directional 'ladder-like' motifs in the solid state. In: Journal of Molecular Structure, 616 (1-3). pp. 103-112.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-2860(02)00280-6

Abstract

9-Anthryl and 1-pyrenyl terpyridines (1 and 2, respectively), key precursors for the design of novel fluorescent sensors have been synthesized and characterized by H-1 NMR, mass spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. Twisted molecular conformations for each 1 and 2 were observed in their single crystal structures. Energy minimization calculations for the 1 and 2 using the semi-empirical AM1 method show that the 'twisted' conformation is intrinsic to these systems. We observe interconnected networks of edge-to-face CH...pi interactions, which appear to be cooperative in nature, in each of the crystal structures. The two twisted molecules, although having differently shaped polyaromatic hydrocarbon substituents, show similar patterns of edge-to-face CH...pi interactions.The presently described systems comprise of two aromatic surfaces that are almost orthogonal to each other. This twisted or orthogonal nature of the molecules leads to the formation of interesting multi-directional ladder like supramolecular organizations. A combination of edge-to-face and face-to-face packing modes helps to stabilize these motifs. The ladder like architecture in 1 is helical in nature. (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: X-ray crystallography;Twisted conformations;Polyaromatic systems;CH· · ·p and p· · ·p interactions
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 04:36
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39508

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