Protonation and Alkylation Induced Multidentate C-H···Anion Binding to Perrhenate

Asia Marie S. Riel, Daniel A. Decato, Orion B. Berryman

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A family of pyridyl-functionalized arylacetylene C-H hydrogen bonding (HB) receptors were synthesized and binding interactions to perrhenate (ReO4-) studied in the solid state. The protonation and alkylation state of the pyridine nitrogen dictate the location and denticity of the interactions. X-ray structures of neutral 1 and singly charged 2a+·ReO4- reveal the formation of favorable self-complementary dimers, owing to the presence of nitrogen HB acceptor sites. Dismissal of these dimers upon elimination of nitrogen HB acceptors on the receptor result in an array of multidentate C-H HB receptor-guest contacts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)974-980
Number of pages7
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 3 2016


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