Two conformational polymorphs of a bioactive pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine

Tan, Sang Loon * and Tan, Yee Seng * and Ng, Jia Hui and Dolzhenko, Anton V and Tiekink, Edward R. T. * (2023) Two conformational polymorphs of a bioactive pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine. Crystals, 13 (6). p. 974. ISSN 2073-4352

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Two monoclinic (P21/c; Z′ = 1) polymorphs, α (from methanol) and β (from ethanol, n-propanol and iso-propanol), of a bioactive pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine derivative have been isolated and characterised by X-ray crystallography as well as by a range of computational chemistry techniques. The different conformations observed for the molecules in the crystals are due to the dictates of molecular packing as revealed by geometry-optimisation calculations. The crucial difference in the molecular packing pertains to the formation of phenylamino-N–H···N(pyrazolyl) hydrogen bonding within supramolecular chains with either helical (α-form; 21-screw symmetry) or zigzag (β-form; glide symmetry). As a consequence, the molecular packing is quite distinct in the polymorphs. Lattice energy calculations indicate the β-form is more stable by 11 kJ/mol than the α-form.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: polymorphism; crystal structure; lattice energy; Hirshfeld surface analysis; interaction energy
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Sunway University > School of Medical and Life Sciences [formerly School of Healthcare and Medical Sciences until 2020] > Sunway Biofunctional Molecules Discovery Centre [formerly Research Centre for Crystalline Materials until 2023]
Depositing User: Ms Yong Yee Chan
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Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2023 00:11
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2023 00:13

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