Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 117–124 | Cite as

Co-crystallization of a Versatile Building Block Benzoguanamine with Two Flexible Cyclohexanedicarboxylic Acids

  • Ling Ling ZhengEmail author
  • Ai Ju Zhou
  • Sheng Hu
Original Paper


Co-crystallization of a versatile building module benzoguanamine (bga) with two flexible cyclohexanedicarboxylic acids, 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acids (1,4-chdcH2) and 1,3-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid (1,3-chdcH2) affords two 3-D supramolecular solids of (bga)·(1,4-chdcH2)0.5 (1), and (bga)3·(1,4-chdcH2)·(H2O)2 (2). The supramolecular architectures of the two complexes are predominantly hydrogen bonded via N–H⋯N base pairs, in which adjacent bga molecules form (bga) ribbons via pairs of N–H⋯N hydrogen bonds (R22(8) synthon). Typical acid-base R22 (8) synthons consisting of a nitrogen and amine group of L and carboxylic acid groups featuring N–H⋯O and O–H⋯N hydrogen bonds are also observed in the two complexes. The presence of water molecules makes the network of 2 quite complicated, and a hydrogen-bonded [(1,3-chdcH2)·(H2O)2] chain is also observed.

Graphical Abstract

Two co-crystals of benzoguanamine (bga) with two flexible cyclohexanedicarboxylic acids 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acids (1,4-chdcH2) and 1,3-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid (1,3-chdcH2) have been obtained and characterized by X-ray crystallography. Two typical R22 (8) synthons consisted by N–H⋯N, N–H⋯O and O–H⋯N hydrogen bonding interactions are observed in the two complexes, leading to two 3-D supramolecular architectures.


Benzoguanamine Cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid Crystal structure Hydrogen bonding 



This work was supported by the Scientific Research Project of Guangzhou Municipal Universities (1201620100) and the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (2017A030313072). We also thank Prof. Ming Liang Tong from School of Chemistry of Sun Yat-Sen University for his help in X-ray structural analysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guangzhou Vocational College of Technology & BusinessGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringGuangzhou UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.School of Chemical Engineering and Light IndustryGuangdong University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina

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