The Crystal Structure of Dimedone Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Dimedone, C8H12O2, crystallizes with monoclinic symmetry, a = 10.079(7), b = 6.835(3), c = 12.438(4) Å, β = 110.24(5)°, space group P21/n and Z = 4. The structure of this compound was solved by direct methods and refined by full-matrix least-squares techniques using 1205 unique reflections to a final R of 0.047. In the solid state it exists in the enolic form and these molecules pack in the crystal in systems of infinite chains linked together by hydrogen bonds in the y direction. These results are virtually the same as recently reported by Semmingsen.

publication date

  • April 1, 1975