Reyes-Arellano, Alicia; Boese, Roland; Steller, Ingo; Sustmann, Reiner:

Crystal engineering: supramolecular structures by cocrystallization of meso-1,2-diphenyl-1,2-ethanediol and bisimines, simple cases of molecular recognition.

In: Structural Chemistry, Jg. 6 (1995) ; Nr. 6, S. 391-396
ISSN: 1040-0400
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
The crystal structures of mol. complexes between meso-1,2-diphenyl-1,2-ethanediol and two bisimines [N,N'-(dibenzylidene)-ethylenediamine and glyoxylidene-bis(2,4-dimethyl-3-pentylamine)] are reported at different temps. The structure-detg. motif of the cocryst. arrangement is one single O-H ... N hydrogen bond resulting in infinite ladder-like polymers. The supramol. structure is formed by recognition of fitting species: The D- or L-isomers do not arrange in such structures. 1H NMR expts. show that no prearrangements take place by forming complexes in soln.