Structural Chemistry

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 395–402 | Cite as

The Electron Distribution in the Nonlinear Optical Material 2-Amino-5-Nitropyridinium Dihydrogen Phosphate

  • Anna Puig-Molina
  • Angel Alvarez-Larena
  • Juan F. Piniella
  • Sean T. Howard
  • François Baert


The topological analysis of the 2-amino-5-nitropyridinium dihydrogen phosphate, 2A5NPDP, and the experimental electron density distribution determined from X-ray diffraction data interpreted in terms of the Hansen & Coppens pseudoatom formalism [1] is presented. The bond critical point properties of the total experimental electron density agree fairly well with ab initio Hartree-Fock calculations for the isolated ions. The analysis of the hydrogen-bond critical points shows the crystal H-bond framework to involve four anions and one cation. All the H-bond critical points show small positive ∇2ρ(r) values, consistent with ionic closed-shell interactions between the participant atoms.

Electron density topological analysis 2-amino-5-nitropyridinium dihydrogen phosphate nonlinear optics dipole moment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Puig-Molina
    • 1
  • Angel Alvarez-Larena
    • 1
  • Juan F. Piniella
    • 1
  • Sean T. Howard
    • 2
  • François Baert
    • 3
  1. 1.Area de Cristallografia i Mineralogia. Dept. de GeologiaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterra, BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Wales, CardiffCardiffUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Dynam. Struct. Mat. Molec. Lab.Université des Sciences et Technologies de LilleVilleneuve D'AscqFrance

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