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Acta crystallographica. Section C, Crystal structure communications

Hydrogen-bonded frameworks of bis(2-carboxypyridinium) hexafluorosilicate and bis(2-carboxyquinolinium) hexafluorosilicate dihydrate.


PMID 17762125

Abstract

In bis(2-carboxypyridinium) hexafluorosilicate, 2C(6)H(6)NO(2)+.SiF6(2-), (I), and bis(2-carboxyquinolinium) hexafluorosilicate dihydrate, 2C(10)H(8)NO(2)+.SiF6(2-).2H2O, (II), the Si atoms of the anions reside on crystallographic centres of inversion. Primary inter-ion interactions in (I) occur via strong N-H...F and O-H...F hydrogen bonds, generating corrugated layers incorporating [SiF6](2-) anions as four-connected net nodes and organic cations as simple links in between. In (II), a set of strong N-H...F, O-H...O and O-H...F hydrogen bonds, involving water molecules, gives a three-dimensional heterocoordinated rutile-like framework that integrates [SiF6](2-) anions as six-connected and water molecules as three-connected nodes. The carboxyl groups of the cation are hydrogen bonded to the water molecule [O...O = 2.5533 (13) A], while the N-H group supports direct bonding to the anion [N...F = 2.7061 (12) A].