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Solvent Control in the Formation of Supramolecular Solvates of 2,4-Diamino-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazine with 5-Nitroisophthalic Acid


Crystal shapes can be affected by different solvents from sheet, rod, to block because they can enter into the crystal lattice and co-crystallize with the ligands from various instantaneous microenvironments. In this study, two new supramolecular solvates, formulated as [(C8H4NO6+)·(C4H8N5)]·H2O (1) and [(C8H3NO62+)·(C4H8N5)2]·CH3OH (2), were synthesized by the combination of 2,4-diamino-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazine (DAMT) and 5-nitroisophthalic acid (H2NIPA) from the solvent mixture of CH3COCH3–H2O/CH3OH–H2O, respectively. Interestingly, the structures of these two solvates contain both classical hydrogen bond N–H⋯O and heterosynthon \({\text{R}}_{2}^{2}\) (8). And due to the different solutions, the supramolecular aggregates led to different crystal structures and shapes. Structural analysis shows that the differences in the two solvate structures mainly attributed to the unique hydrogen bonding pattern between the dimers and solvents molecules. 1 and 2 were characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction, element analysis, infrared radiation, and thermogravimetric analysis.

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Two new supramolecular solvates were synthesized by the combination of 2,4-diamino-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazine (DAMT) and 5-nitroisophthalic acid (H2NIPA) from the solvent mixture of CH3COCH3–H2O/CH3OH–H2O.

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (nos. 51372125, 21571112, and 51572136), the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province, China (no. ZR2011BL015), and the State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry (2013-34).

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Chen, C., Zhang, K., Zhang, C. et al. Solvent Control in the Formation of Supramolecular Solvates of 2,4-Diamino-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazine with 5-Nitroisophthalic Acid. J Chem Crystallogr 50, 1–7 (2020).

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  • 2,4-Diamino-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazine
  • Supramolecule
  • Self-assembly
  • Synthon
  • Carboxylic acids