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Crystals 2012, 2(4), 1492-1501; doi:10.3390/cryst2041492
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Crystal Structures of 1-Hydroxyimidazole and Its Salts

1,*  and 2
1 Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria 2 Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Received: 19 September 2012 / Revised: 28 September 2012 / Accepted: 9 October 2012 / Published: 31 October 2012
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Abstract

The crystal structures of 1-hydroxyimidazole and four protic salts (chloride, bromide, sulfate, nitrate) thereof were determined. The molecular geometries (bond lengths and angles) of the free base and the salts were compared. Hydrogen bonding patterns were studied, and OH…N, OH…Cl, OH…Br, OH…O, NH…Cl, NH…Br, and NH…O interactions were identified. Hirshfeld surface analysis gave quantitative insight into these interactions.
Keywords: hydrogen bond; hydroxyimidazole; imidazole; Hirshfeld surface analysis hydrogen bond; hydroxyimidazole; imidazole; Hirshfeld surface analysis
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Laus, G.; Kahlenberg, V. Crystal Structures of 1-Hydroxyimidazole and Its Salts. Crystals 2012, 2, 1492-1501.

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