Synthesis of 2-pyridone-fused 2,2 '-bipyridine derivatives. An unexpectedly complex solid state structure of 3,6-dimethyl-9H-4,5,9-triazaphenanthren-10-one

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2- Pyridone- fused 2,2'- bipyridine derivatives 1a and 1b were synthesised. X- Ray diffraction analysis of 1b revealed a highly complex solid state structure with a disordered molecule imbedded in a channel structure formed by a centrosymmetric lattice of hexagonally packed, hydrogen bonded columns. The columns are assembled from three symmetry independent molecules. Dimerisation of the self- complementary cis- amide hydrogen bond motif is overridden by the fulfilment of the proton coordination ability of the phenanthroline nitrogens in accordance with Etter's rules of hydrogen bond priorities.


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  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)996-1001
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240)