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Calcium acamprosate: a triclinic polymorph

By Elisabetta Maccaroni, Walter Panzeri and Luciana Malpezzi


The title compound, poly[bis(μ3-4-acetamidopropanesulfonato)calcium], [Ca(C5H10NO4S)2]n, is a triclinic polymorph of the previously reported monoclinic structure [Toffoli et al. (1988). Acta Cryst. C44, 1493–1494]. The triclinic modification was found to have an all-trans configuration of the acetamidopropane chain, in contrast with the monoclinic polymorph which shows an angle of 74.66 (8)° between the S—C—C—C chain plane and that of the amide group. The Ca2+ cation is situated on an inversion centre and is hexacoordinated by six O atoms belonging to different anions in a distorted octahedral geometry. This arrangement leads to a layered structure parallel to (011). The layers are held together by N—H...O hydrogen bonds and by short C—H...O interactions, both involving the sulfonate O atoms not coordinated to the Ca2+ cations. The structure was determined from a crystal twinned by non-merohedry [twin law (overline{1}00, 0overline{1}0, −0.335 −0.85 1), with a fractional contribution of the minor twin domain of 46.7 (1)%]

Topics: Chemistry, QD1-999, Science, Q, DOAJ:Chemistry (General), DOAJ:Chemistry
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1107/S1600536811046940
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