Journal article

The 1 : 1 proton-transfer compound of 5-sulfosalicylic acid with 4-aminobenzoic acid

G Smith, UD Wermuth, JM White

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS | INT UNION CRYSTALLOGRAPHY | Published : 2005

Abstract

The crystal structure of the anhydrous 1:1 proton-transfer compound of 5-sulfosalicylic acid (3-carboxy-4-hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid) with 4-aminobenzoic acid, viz. 4-carboxyanilinium 3-carboxy-4-hydroxybenzenesulfonate, C7H8NO 2+·C7H5O6S -, displays a hydrogen-bonded polymeric network structure involving primarily all aminium H-atom donors and sulfonate O-atom acceptors, and is propagated through homomolecular cyclic tail-to-tail interactions between the carboxylic acid substituent groups of both cation and anion species. In addition, there are some cation-anion π-π stacking associations. © 2005 International Union of Crystallography Printed in Great Britain - all rights reserved.

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