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5,7,7,12,14,14-Hexamethyl-4,8-diaza-1,11-diazoniocyclotetradeca-4,11-diene diiodide dihydrate

Kennedy, A.R. and Lutta, S.T. and Morrison, C.A. and Okoth, M.O. and Orang'o, D.M. (2011) 5,7,7,12,14,14-Hexamethyl-4,8-diaza-1,11-diazoniocyclotetradeca-4,11-diene diiodide dihydrate. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports, 67 (3). o682-o683. ISSN 1600-5368

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Abstract

The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C16H34N42+ center dot- 2I(-) center dot 2H(2)O, contains one half-cation, one iodide anion and one water molecule. The cation has crystallographically imposed centrosymmetric symmetry. Despite some differences in the unit-cell dimensions, packing analysis on a cluster of 15 cations and a comparison of the hydrogen bonding suggests that this compound is isostructural with its bromide analogue. Intermolecular hydrogen bonding forms eight-membered [H-OH center dot center dot center dot I](2) and [H-N-H center dot center dot center dot I](2) rings and creates a sheet structure.