Structural Chemistry

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 429–431

Design of a Three Component Crystal Based on the Cocrystal of Phenazine and 2,2′-Dihydroxybiphenyl


DOI: 10.1023/A:1022427122156

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Smolka, T., Boese, R. & Sustmann, R. Structural Chemistry (1999) 10: 429. doi:10.1023/A:1022427122156


The preparation of a three component crystal of 2,2′-dihydroxybiphenyl (1), phenazine (2) and acridine (3) is described whose possible existence was produced from the structure of a 2:3 cocrystal of 2,2′-dihydroxybiphenyl (1) and phenazine (2). X-Ray structures of both crystals are reported. Inspection of the crystal lattice of the 2:3 cocrystal shows that one phenazine molecule forms one and the other two hydrogen bonds to hydroxygroups of the diol. The molecule forming only one hydrogen bond can be replaced successfully by acridine, a one-hydrogen bond acceptor.

Supramolecular ChemistrycrystallizationX-Ray crystal structurescrystal engineering

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Organische Chemie der Universität EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Anorganische Chemie der Universität EssenEssenGermany