Supramolecular cations of (m-halogenated-anilinium)(dibenzo[18]crown-6) in Keggin [SMo12O402-] polyoxometallates

J. Xiong, K. Kubo, S. Noro, T. Akutagawa, T. Nakamura

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Four supramolecular cations (m-XAni+)(DB[18]crown-6) (X = F, Cl, Br or I; Ani+ = anilinium ion; DB[18]crown-6 = dibenzo[18]crown-6) were introduced into crystals of a Keggin [SMo12O402-] polyanion to form [(m-XAni+)(DB[18]crown-6)]2[SMo12O402-]·4CH3CN (1, 2, 3 or 4 for X = F, Cl, Br or I) through a hydrogen-bonding interaction. Crystals 1, 2, 3 and 4, which were isomorphous to each other, crystallized in the monoclinic space group P21/n. Supramolecular cations (m-XAni+)(DB[18]crown-6) were constructed by a N-H+⋯O hydrogen-bonding interaction. [SMo12O402-] polyoxoanions were infinitely extended in three dimensions through a weak C-H⋯O hydrogen-bonding interaction with DB[18]crown-6. Disorder of the halogen atoms at the meta-position was observed in crystals 1, 2 and 3. The rotational freedom of the (m-XAni+) cations was suppressed because of weak interactions with surrounding molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)856-861
Number of pages6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 28


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