Chiral guest in a chiral framework: X-ray diffraction study

M. S. Zavakhina, I. S. Khan, M. O. Barsukova, A. A. Sapianik, D. G. Samsonenko, D. N. Dybtsev, V. P. Fedin*

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The inclusion compound of zinc lactate terephthalate with R-butan-2-ol, [Zn2(R-BusOH) (bdc)(S-lac)]•(R-BusOH) (BusOH is butan-2-ol, H2bdc is terephthalic acid, S-H2lac is lactic acid), was prepared by soaking crystals of [Zn2(dmf)(bdc)(S-lac)]•DMF in pure R-butan-2-ol. The positions of chiral alcohol molecules in voids of the chiral framework and the host–guest contacts were determined by X-ray diffraction. These data provide an explanation for the origin of chiral discrimination of zinc lactate terephthalate toward the R-isomer of butan-2-ol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1268-1272
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Chemical Bulletin
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018


  • chiral alcohols
  • coordination polymers
  • crystal structure
  • inclusion compounds
  • lactic acid
  • zinc complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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