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Crystals 2016, 6(1), 2; doi:10.3390/cryst6010002

Structural Elucidation of α-Cyclodextrin-Succinic Acid Pseudo Dodecahydrate: Expanding the Packing Types of α-Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, GZG, Abt. Kristallographie, Goldschmidtstr. 1, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Received: 16 November 2015 / Revised: 14 December 2015 / Accepted: 16 December 2015 / Published: 24 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Analysis of Hydrogen Bonds in Crystals)
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This paper reports a new packing type of α-cyclodextrin inclusion complexes, obtained here with succinic acid under low-temperature crystallization conditions. The structure of the 1:1 complex is characterized by heavy disorder of the guest, the solvent, and part of the host. The crystal packing belongs to the known channel-type structure; the basic structural unit is composed of cyclodextrin trimers, as opposed to the known isolated molecular or dimeric constructs, packed along the c-axis. Each trimer is made of crystallographically independent molecules assembled in a stacked vase-like cluster. A multi-temperature single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveals the presence of dynamic disorder. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyclodextrins; inclusion complexes; crystallization; structural disorder cyclodextrins; inclusion complexes; crystallization; structural disorder

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Saouane, S.; Fabbiani, F.P.A. Structural Elucidation of α-Cyclodextrin-Succinic Acid Pseudo Dodecahydrate: Expanding the Packing Types of α-Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes. Crystals 2016, 6, 2.

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