Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2000, 65, 1587-1596

Topological Correspondence Between Crystal Structure of 2,4,6-Trimethylbenzene-1,3,5-tris(methanaminium) 2,4,6-Trimethylbenzene-1,3,5-triacetate and Cesium Chloride

Jaroslav Podlahaa, Ivana Císařováa, Daniel Alexanderb, Petr Holýb, Tomáš Krausb and Jiří Závadab,*

a Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Charles University, Hlavova 2030, 128 40 Prague 2, Czech Republic
b Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nám. 2, 166 10 Prague 6, Czech Republic


Solid-state self-assembly of 2,4,6-trimethylbenzene-1,3,5-tris(methanaminium) 2,4,6-trimethylbenzene-1,3,5-triacetate is mediated by hydrogen bonding. It gives rise to three-dimensional network of hydrogen bonds in which each trication is coordinated with eight trianions and vice versa. The resulting crystal structure topologically corresponds to the simple inorganic cesium chloride type.

Keywords: Carboxylic acids; Amines; Hydrogen bonds; Crystal engineering; X-Ray diffraction; Supramolecular chemistry; Self assembly.

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