A strategy for the propagation of hydrogen-bonding in bicyclic guanidinium salts

Khalaf, Majid S, Oakley, Sarah H, Coles, Martyn P and Hitchcock, Peter B (2008) A strategy for the propagation of hydrogen-bonding in bicyclic guanidinium salts. Crystal Engineering Communications, 10 (11). pp. 1653-1661. ISSN 1466-8033

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Protonation of the {6,6}- and {5,5}-bicyclic guanidines 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-2H-pyrimido[1,2a]pyrimidine (hppH) and 1,4,6-triazabicyclo[3.3.0]oct-4-ene (Htbo), respectively, to afford the hydrochloride salts [hppH2][Cl] (1a) and [HtboH][Cl] (2) was achieved using [NEt3H][Cl]. Anion exchange involving 1a and NaBPh4 generated the borate salt [hppH2][BPh4] (1c). Crystal structure analysis of 1a and the analogous hydrobromide salt [hppH2][Br] (1b) showed two NHX hydrogen-bonds between the cation and the anion, and association of the [hppH2][X] ion-pairs into dimeric units. In salt 1c the [hppH2]+ cation was shown to be located within a cavity defined by phenyl substituents from the [BPh4] anion, with no hydrogen bonding present. Reducing the size of the heterocyclic rings from {6,6}- to {5,5}- in the [HtboH]+ salt promotes formation of extended structures due to a wider angle between the projected hydrogen-bonds to the halide anion. Results from analysis of the bond parameters within the guanidinium cations are used to explain the distribution of -electron density throughout the bicyclic framework

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Majid Shannon Khalaf
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:15
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2012 13:37
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15476
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