Crystal structure of ammonium bis[(pyridin-2-yl)methyl]ammonium dichloride

Aaron Trischler, Kayode Oshin, Tomislav Pintauer

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In the title molecular salt, C12H14N3+·NH4+·2Cl-, the central, secondary-amine, N atom is protonated. The bis[(pyridin-2- yl)methyl]ammonium and ammonium cations both lie across a twofold rotation axis. The dihedral angles between the planes of the pyridine rings is 68.43 (8)°. In the crystal, N-H⋯N and N-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds link the components of the structure, forming a two-dimensional network parallel to (010). In addition, weak C-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds exist within the two-dimensional network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)o692-o693
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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