Archives of Pharmacal Research

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 37–49

The crystal and molecular structure of chlorpropamide

  • Chung Hoe Koo
  • Sung Il Cho
  • Young Hee Yeon
Original Articles


Chlorpropamide, C10H13N2O3SCl, forms orthorhombic crystals of space group P212121 with a 9.066±0.004, b=5.218±0.003, c=26. 604±0.008 Å, and four molecules per cell. Three dimensional photographic data were collected with Mo-Kα radiation. The structure was determined using Patterson, Fourier and Difference syntheses methods and refined by the block-diagonal least-squares methods with anisotropic thermal parameters for all nonhydrogen atoms and isotropic thermal parameters for all hydrogen atoms. The final R value was 0.10 for the 1823 observed independent reflections. The dihedral angle between the planes through the benzene ring and the urea group is 99° The conformational angle formed by the projection of the S−C(1) with that of N(1)−C(7) when the projection is taken along the S−N(1) bond is 76°. The molecule appears to form with neighbouring molecules two hydrogen bonds, N(1)−H…0(3) and N(2)−H…O(2) of lengths 2.774 and 2.954Å respectively related by screw diads parallel to the a axis. Adjacent molecules parallel to b and c axis are bound together by van der Waals forces.


Chlorpropamide crystal and molecular structure. X-ray diffraction method Patterson, Fourier and difference syntheses methods block-diagonal least-squares mettods 


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© The Pharmaceutical Society of Korea 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chung Hoe Koo
    • 1
  • Sung Il Cho
    • 1
  • Young Hee Yeon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, College of Natural SciencesSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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