Water and hydrogen halides serve the same structural role in a series of 2+2 hydrogen-bonded dimers based on 2,6-bis(2-anilinoethynyl)pyridine sulfonamide receptors

Orion B. Berryman, Charles A. Johnson, Lev N. Zakharov, Michael M. Haley, Darren W. Johnson

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Abstract

Mix and match: A new series of receptors reveals an unusual propensity to form 2+2 hydrogen-bonded dimers with water or hydrogen halides. Remarkably, water and hydrogen chloride impart nearly identical structural features to the dimers. In fact, in one case (see picture, Cl green, O red, N blue, S yellow), one water molecule and one chloride ion work in concert to form a hydrogen-bonded dimer stitched together with seven hydrogen bonds. (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Anions
  • Dimers
  • Hydrogen bonds
  • Receptors
  • Self-assembly

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