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Disordered structure of propane-1,2-diaminium dichloride

By Izabela Pospieszna-Markiewicz, Ewa Zielaskiewicz, Wanda Radecka-Paryzek and Maciej Kubicki


In the title compound, C3H12N2 2+·2Cl−, the cations are disordered over two well resolved positions in a 0.525 (13):0.475 (13) ratio. The disorder involves two C atoms which assume positions that make an almost mirror-sym­metrical system. Similar disorder is observed both at room temperature and at 120 (1) K. The conformation of the NCCN chain in both components is close to trans (the torsion angles ca ±170°), while that of CCCN chain is close to gauche (±50°). In the crystal, a network of relatively strong N—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds connects the cations and anions into one-cation-deep layers parallel to (001); there are R 2 4(8) and R 2 4(11) ring motifs within the plane. The planes are only loosely connected by van der Waals contacts and electrostatic inter­actions between cations and anions

Topics: Organic Papers
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
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