Comparative Crystal Structure Studies on Distortion of iso-Butyl(aqua) cobaloxime Induced by α-Cyclodextrin and β-Cyclodextrin Hosts

Lai Bin Luo, Ying Chen, Hui Lan Chen, Ze Ying Zhang, Zhong Yuan Zhou, Thomas C.W. Mak

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Abstract

The crystal and molecular structures of iso-butyl(aqua)cobaloxime (I) and its hydrated inclusion complexes with α-cyclodextrin (II) and β-cyclodextrin (III) were determined by X-ray diffraction analyses. Crystal data for I: P21/c, a = 30.450(1) Å; b = 9.659(2) Å; c = 19.200(2) Å; β= 107.23(3)°; Z = 12. Crystals of II·H2O and III·9H2O both crystallize in space group P212121, with Z = 4; a = 13.847(1) Å, b = 19.418(1) Å, c = 24.593(1) Å for II·8H2O, and a = 28.188(6) Å, b = 15.190(3) Å, c = 19.017(4) Å for III·9H2O. In the inclusion complexes, the Co(DH)2 unit is located near the wide opening of the cyclodextrin with its iso-butyl group inserted into the cyclodextrin cavity. The structure and conformation changes of the iso-butyl(aqua)cobaloxime are probably related to the noncovalent interaction between the iso-butyl group and cyclodextrin cavity, and steric interaction between cobaloxime and cyclodextrin rims. Our results also show that distortions of iso-butyl(aqua)cobaloxime/cyclodextrin induced by α-CD and β-CD occur in different extent, which assumedly is due to the different cavity diameters of the cyclodextrins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6147-6152
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume37
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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