Synthesis and physico-chemical properties of a new non-centrosymmetric 2-ammoniumbenzamide trioxonitrate crystals [\(\text {C}_{7}\text {H}_{9}\text {N}_{2}\hbox {O}]\text {NO}_{3}\)

  • Yahya BahrouniEmail author
  • Nejeh Hamdaoui
  • Latifa Benhamada


2-Ammoniumbenzamide trioxonitrate crystals (2-ABN) were prepared and grown at room temperature. This compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic system with non-centrosymmetric \(\hbox {P}2_{1}2_{1}2_{1}\) space group. The unit cell dimensions are a = 4.8900(9) Å, \(b = 9.5541(19)\) Å, \(c = 18.961(4)\) Å with \(V = 885.8(3)\,{\AA }^{3}\) and \(Z = 4\). The structure refined to a reliability R factor of 4.34%. The 2-ABN structure consists of 2-ammoniumbenzamide cations \((\text {C}_{7}\text {H}_{9}\text {N}_{2}\hbox {O}^{+})\) and trioxonitrate anions \((\hbox {NO}_3^- )\) interconnected by hydrogen bonds originating from amine group donors [\(\hbox {N}{-}\hbox {H}\cdots \hbox {O}\)], so as to build a three-dimensional arrangement. The crystal structure, the thermal behaviour and the IR spectroscopic studies were discussed. The optical studies reveal that the 2-ABN crystal could be a good candidate for nonlinear optical devices. The dielectric properties, real and imaginary dielectric permittivities (\(\varepsilon ^{\prime }\) and \(\varepsilon ^{{\prime \prime }}\)) and dielectric loss tangent (tan (\(\delta \))), of the crystal at different frequencies of the applied field are reported.


Hybrids X-ray diffraction infrared spectroscopy optical properties dielectrics 



This work was supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Tunisia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yahya Bahrouni
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Nejeh Hamdaoui
    • 1
  • Latifa Benhamada
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Energy and Materials (LabEM-LR11ES34), Higher School of Sciences and Technology of Hammam SousseUniversity of SousseSousseTunisia
  2. 2.Faculty of Sciences of MonastirUniversity of MonastirMonastirTunisia

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