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Topological characterization of electron density, electrostatic potential and intermolecular interactions of 2-nitroimidazole: an experimental and theoretical study

Kalaiarasi, Chinnasamy and Pavan, Mysore S and Kumaradhas, Poomani (2016) Topological characterization of electron density, electrostatic potential and intermolecular interactions of 2-nitroimidazole: an experimental and theoretical study. In: ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION B-STRUCTURAL SCIENCE CRYSTAL ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS, 72 (5). pp. 775-786.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S2052520616010581

Abstract

An experimental charge density distribution of 2-nitroimidazole was determined from high-resolution X-ray diffraction and the Hansen-Coppens multipole model. The 2-nitroimidazole compound was crystallized and a high-angle X-ray diffraction intensity data set has been collected at low temperature (110 K). The structure was solved and further, an aspherical multipole model refinement was performed up to octapole level; the results were used to determine the structure, bond topological and electrostatic properties of the molecule. In the crystal, the molecule exhibits a planar structure and forms weak and strong intermolecular hydrogen-bonding interactions with the neighbouring molecules. The Hirshfeld surface of the molecule was plotted, which explores different types of intermolecular interactions and their strength. The topological analysis of electron density at the bond critical points (b.c.p.) of the molecule was performed, from that the electron density rho(bcp)(r) and the Laplacian of electron density del(2) rho(bcp)(r) at the b.c.p.s of the molecule have been determined; these parameters show the charge concentration/depletion of the nitroimidazole bonds in the crystal. The electrostatic parameters like atomic charges and the dipole moment of the molecule were calculated. The electrostatic potential surface of the molecule has been plotted, and it displays a large electronegative region around the nitro group. All the experimental results were compared with the corresponding theoretical calculations performed using CRYSTAL09.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the INT UNION CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, 2 ABBEY SQ, CHESTER, CH1 2HU, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2016 06:50
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 06:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/55336

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