Solid state structure and hydrogen bonding of some cyclic NH carboximides

R Alan Aitken*, Alexander J B Nelson, Alexandra M .Z. Slawin, Dheirya K. Sonecha

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Thirteen new crystal structures of cyclic NH carboximides have been determined and are compared with respect to the mode of intermolecular hydrogen bonding observed in the crystal. The structures include a new cyclobutane-fused succinimide, seven new simple bi- and tricyclic succinimides derived from Diels-Alder reactions of maleimide, three methylated glutarimides, a morpholinedione and adipimide, the first seven-membered ring NH carboximide to be structurally characterised. Overall seven of the compounds adopt a ribbon structure, five show centro-symmetric dimers, and one has bonding between NH and a remote bridging ether oxygen. Halogen bonding was also detected in one case.
Original languageEnglish
Article number150
Number of pages10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2023


  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Dimer
  • Ribbon
  • Succinimide
  • Glutarimide
  • Halogen bonding


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