Synthesis and crystal structure of a new pyridinium bromide salt: 4-methyl-1-(3-phenoxypropyl)pyridinium bromide

Musa A. Said, Mohamed R. Aouad, David L. Hughes, Meshal A. Almehmadi, Mouslim Messali

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In the cation of the title mol­ecular salt, C15H18NO+·Br, the pyridinium and phenyl rings are inclined to one another by 11.80 (8)°. In the crystal, the Branion is linked to the cation by a C—H...Br hydrogen bond. The cations stack along the b-axis direction and are linked by further C—H...Br inter­actions, and offset π–π interactions [inter­centroid distances = 3.5733 (19) and 3.8457 (19) Å], forming slabs parallel to the ab plane. The effects of the C—H...X inter­action on the NMR signals of the ortho- and meta-pyridinium protons in a series of related ionic liquids, viz. 4-methyl-1-(4-phen­oxy­but­yl)pyridin-1-ium salts, are reported and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1831-1834
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


  • crystal structure
  • ionic liquids
  • pyridinium salts
  • halide
  • hydrogen bonding
  • interactions

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