Crystal Structure of a Supramolecular Complex Formed between 1-bromo-2-iodo-tetrafluoroethane and N,N,N′,N′-tetramethyl-ethylenediamine

Research paper by Qichen Huang, Zheming Wang, Qianli Chu, Shizheng Zhu

Indexed on: 21 Feb '06Published on: 21 Feb '06Published in: Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry


X-ray analysis has revealed that N,N,N′,N′-tetramethyl-ethylenediamine 1 form donor–acceptor complex 3 with 1-bromo-2-iodo-tetrafluoroethane 2, in which the N X (X = Br, I) distances are longer than the average covalent bond length between X and N, but are also definitively shorter than the sum of the corresponding van der Waals radii of X and N, thus that indicating weak interactions between the nitrogen and bromine or iodine atoms. In our experimental section, a valuable method for recrystallization and collect X-ray data from crystals that easily exhibit decay and can be cracked is reported.