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Anhydrous Adenine: Crystallization, Structure, and Correlation with Other Nucleobases

Mahapatra, Sudarshan and Nayak, Susanta K and Prathapa, SJ and Row, Tayur Guru N (2008) Anhydrous Adenine: Crystallization, Structure, and Correlation with Other Nucleobases. In: Crystal Growth & Design, 8 (4). pp. 1223-1225.

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The crystal structure of anhydrous adenine has been determined using a single crystal grown by a unique approach using a sublimation process. Anhydrous adenine crystallizes in the monoclinic space group $P2_1/c$ with $a = 7.891(3) \AA$, $b = 22.242(8) \AA$, $c = 7.448(3) \AA$, $\beta = 113.193(5)°$, $V = 1201.6(3) \AA^3$, and Z = 8. The two molecules in the asymmetric unit are connected via two $N-H^{...}N$ hydrogen bonds, and the crystal structure is stabilized by two sets of $N-H^{...}N$ hydrogen bonds, one across the center of symmetry connecting the imidazole moiety to the pyridine moiety and the other linking the next asymmetric unit resulting in a "sheet" motif.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Crystal Growth & Design
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/15553

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