Porous organic hydrate crystals: structure and dynamic behaviour of water clusters†
4-Nitrostyrylpyridine hydrochloride forms porous crystals stabilized by cation–π and NO2⋯Cl− interactions that involve water clusters with a T5(2) motif in the channels. The crystals reversibly release and re-uptake water molecules. Solid-state 17O NMR spectroscopic analyses revealed the behaviour of the water molecules present in the channels.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 1st International Conference on Noncovalent Interactions