(±)-cis-10-Carboxymethyl-2-decalone: Catemeric hydrogen bonding in an ε-keto acid

Daniel Zewge, Andrew P.J. Brunskill, Roger A. Lalancette, Hugh W. Thompson

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The crystal structure of the title compound, (±)-cis-2-oxoperhydronaphthalene-4a-acetic acid, C12H18O3, involves hydrogen-bonding catemers. Hydrogen bonds progress from the carboxyl group of one molecule to the ketone group of a translationally related neighbor [O⋯O 2.715 (3) Å]. Eight parallel hydrogen-bonding chains proceed in the a direction through the chosen cell. Two C=O⋯H-C close contacts were found, involving the acid carbonyl group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1651-1653
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 15 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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