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Crystal Structures of 1-Hydroxyimidazole and Its Salts
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography, University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Received: 19 September 2012; in revised form: 28 September 2012 / Accepted: 9 October 2012 / Published: 31 October 2012
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
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Laus, G.; Kahlenberg, V. Crystal Structures of 1-Hydroxyimidazole and Its Salts. Crystals 2012, 2, 1492-1501.
Laus G, Kahlenberg V. Crystal Structures of 1-Hydroxyimidazole and Its Salts. Crystals. 2012; 2(4):1492-1501.
Laus, Gerhard; Kahlenberg, Volker. 2012. "Crystal Structures of 1-Hydroxyimidazole and Its Salts." Crystals 2, no. 4: 1492-1501.