Cytenamide-butyric acid (1/1)

Johnston, A. and Florence, A.J. and Fabbiani, F.J.A. and Shankland, K. and Bedford, C.T. (2008) Cytenamide-butyric acid (1/1). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports, 64 (7). O1295-U2200. ISSN 1600-5368 (

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Cytenamide forms a 1:1 solvate with butyric acid [systematic name: 5H-dibenzo[a,d]cycloheptatriene-5-carboxamide-butanoic acid (1/1)], C16H13NO·C4H8O2. The title compound crystallizes with one molecule of cytenamide and one of butyric acid in the asymmetric unit; these molecules are linked by N-HO and O-HO hydrogen bonds to form an R22(8) heterodimer motif. Pairs of adjacent motifs are further connected via N-HO interactions to form a discrete centrosymmetric assembly.


Johnston, A., Florence, A.J. ORCID logoORCID:, Fabbiani, F.J.A., Shankland, K. and Bedford, C.T.;