With regard to the hydrogen bonding in complexes of pyridylureas, less is more. A role for shape complementarity and CH⋯O interactions?

Jordan R. Quinn, Steven C. Zimmerman

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Abstract

A pyridylurea·tetraazaanthracenedione complex with three hydrogen bonds is more stable than an analogous complex with four hydrogen bonds. An X-ray analysis and modeling suggests a steric mismatch destabilizing the latter and a CH⋯O contact enhancing the stability of the former.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1649-1652
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 13 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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