The crystal structure of a new phase consisting of the inclusion of the hyperpolarizable molecule p-N,N-dimethylnitroaniline (dimethyl-para-nitroaniline or dmpNA) in the large-pore zeolite mordenite (MOR) has been determined from high-resolution synchrotron powder diffraction at 300 and 90 K. The unit-cell parameters and space group at 300 K are similar to those of as-synthesized mordenite. The crystallographic study indicates that the MOR straight channels are almost fully loaded with molecules that are disordered over eight symmetry-related sites. As expected, the molecules are located in the large 12-membered ring channel, at the intersection with the secondary eight-membered channel with which they might form hydrogen bonds. The elongation axes (and then the dipole moments) of the molecules are slightly tilted (28.57°) from . The configuration found suggests an interaction of dmpNA with framework O atoms through its methyl groups.
|ジャーナル||Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science|
|出版物ステータス||Published - 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)