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Conformational polymorphism in a chiral spiro-cis-ansa-bridged cyclotriphosphazene derivative

Coles, S. J., Davies, D. B., Hursthouse, M. B., Ibisoglu, H., Kilic, A. and Shaw, R. A. (2002) Conformational polymorphism in a chiral spiro-cis-ansa-bridged cyclotriphosphazene derivative Acta Crystallographica Section C Crystal Structure Communications, C58, (1), O51-O54. (doi:10.1107/S010827010101770X).

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The reaction of spermidine with 2,2,4,4-tetrachloro-6,6-diphenylcyclotriphosphazene produces a mixture of products of which one of the fractions is a spiro-cis-ansa derivative, namely 12-chloro-14,14-diphenyl-2,6,11,13,15,16-hexaaza-1,12-diphosphatricyclo[,6)]hexadeca-12,14-diene, C19H26ClN6P3. Recrystallization of this fraction from different solvents results in the formation of two different crystalline forms. The rod morphology formed in dichloromethane-n-hexane (1:1) produces a triclinic structure with three molecules in the asymmetric unit. These three molecules adopt different conformations as a result of two NH groups flipping in an ansa-bridged ring system. The plate morphology crystals, grown in dichloromethane-n-hexane-ethyl acetate (1:1:1), produce a C-centred monoclinic structure that adopts a conformation that is essentially the same as one of the forms in the triclinic structure.

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Published date: 1 January 2002
Keywords: crystal-structure


Local EPrints ID: 19699
ISSN: 0108-2701
PURE UUID: 5ab4d76a-3d71-4cec-8475-73bc2f39d16a
ORCID for S. J. Coles: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Feb 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:30

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Author: S. J. Coles ORCID iD
Author: D. B. Davies
Author: H. Ibisoglu
Author: A. Kilic
Author: R. A. Shaw

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