2-(3-Hydroxy-propyl)isoindoline-1,3-dione: Competition among hydrogen-bond acceptors

H. Wang, C.J. Bache, C.H. Schwalbe

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The title compound, C11H11NO3, has two mol-ecules in the asymmetric unit, which differ in the orientation of their side-chain OH groups, allowing them to form inter-molecular O - H⋯O hydrogen bonds to different acceptors. In one case, the acceptor is the OH group of the other mol-ecule, and in the other case it is an imide O=C group. This is the first example in the N-substituted phthalimide series in which independent mol-ecules have different types of acceptor. Mol-ecular-orbital calculations place the greatest negative charge on the OH group. © 2008 International Union of Crystallography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)o402-o404
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

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© 2008 International Union of Crystallography. Acta Cryst. (2008). C64, o402-o404


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