Self-assembly of halogen adducts of ester and carboxylic acid functionalised 1,3-dithiole-2-thiones

P.J. Skabara, R. Berridge, N. Bricklebank, H. Lath, S.J. Coles, P.N. Horton

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New halogen adducts of 1,3-dithiole-2-thione-4-carboxylic acid and dimethyl 1,3-dithiole-2-thione-4,5-dicarboxylate have been prepared and characterised by X-ray crystallographic studies. The adducts feature an array of intramolecular and intermolecular close contacts involving chalcogen-chalcogen, chalcogen-halogen and halogen-halogen interactions. Whilst these contacts are derived from the basic heterocyclic unit and the coordinated halogen molecules, the ester and acid functionalities provide a varied and rich array of hydrogen bonding motifs, which significantly enhance the long-range order of the supramolecular structures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-995
Number of pages7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2006


  • dihalogen adducts
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • X-ray crystallography

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