Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2011

Publication Source

Journal of Chemical Crystallography

Abstract

The tetrafluoroborate salt of 4-methoxybenzyl N-2-(dimethylamino)ethyl-N-nitrosocarbamate was prepared in two steps, via the corresponding carbamate. Its crystal structure is monoclinic, space group P21/c. The unit cell dimensions are: a = 19.499(8) Å, b = 5.877(3) Å, c = 15.757(7) Å, α = 90°, β = 110.019(7)°, γ = 90°, V = 1696.5(12) Å3, Z = 4. The structure exhibits an unexpected, pseudo-gauche conformation with respect to the C2–C3 bond, due to a stabilizing hydrogen bond between the carbonyl oxygen (O1) and the hydrogen atom at the trialkylammonium center (H3n), with a distance between them of 2.37 Å. DFT calculations on the cation (B3LYP/6-31 + G(d)) confirm that the hydrogen bond stabilized gauche conformation is the global minimum structure.

Inclusive pages

1976-1980

ISBN/ISSN

1074-1542

Document Version

Postprint

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Publisher

Springer

Volume

41

Issue

12

Peer Reviewed

yes

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