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Crystal structure of dicesium hydrogen citrate from laboratory single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction data and DFT comparison

Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications. 2017;73(2):231-234 DOI 10.1107/S2056989017000792


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Journal Title: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications

ISSN: 2056-9890 (Online)

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

LCC Subject Category: Science: Chemistry

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Alagappa Rammohan (Atlantic International University, Honolulu HI , USA)

Amy A. Sarjeant (Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston IL , USA)

James A. Kaduk (Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, 3101 S. Dearborn St., Chicago IL 60616, USA)


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Abstract | Full Text

The crystal structure of dicesium hydrogen citrate, 2Cs+·C6H6O72−, has been solved using laboratory X-ray single-crystal diffraction data, refined using laboratory powder X-ray data, and optimized using density functional techniques. The Cs+ cation is nine-coordinate, with a bond-valence sum of 0.92 valence units. The CsO9 coordination polyhedra share edges and corners to form a three-dimensional framework. The citrate anion is located on a mirror plane. Its central hydroxy/carboxylate O—H...O hydrogen bond is short, and (unusually) intermolecular. The centrosymmetric end-end carboxylate hydrogen bond is exceptionally short (O...O = 2.416 Å) and strong. These hydrogen bonds contribute 16.5 and 21.7 kcal mol−1, respectively, to the crystal energy. The hydrophobic methylene groups occupy pockets in the framework.