Prasanna, MD and Row, Guru TN (2001) Weak interactions involving organic fluorine: analysis of structural motifs in Flunazirine and Haloperidol. In: Journal of Molecular Structure, 562 (1-3). pp. 55-61.
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The crystal structure of Flunazirine, an anticonvulsant drug, is analyzed in terms of intermolecular interactions involving fluorine. The structure displays motifs formed by only weak interactions C–H⋯F and C–H⋯π. The motifs thus generated show cavities, which could serve as hosts for complexation. The structure of Flunazirine displays cavities formed by C–H⋯F and C–H⋯π interactions. Haloperidol, an antipsychotic drug, shows F⋯F interactions in the crystalline lattice in lieu of Cl⋯Cl interactions. However, strong O–H⋯N interactions dominate packing. The salient features of the two structures in terms of intermolecular interactions reveal, even though organic fluorine has lower tendency to engage in hydrogen bonding and F⋯F interactions, these interactions could play a significant role in the design of molecular assemblies via crystal engineering.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.|
|Keywords:||Weak interactions;Crystal engineering;Crystal packing|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
|Date Deposited:||07 Dec 2011 08:56|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2011 08:56|
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