1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-Octahydroanthracene-9,10-dicarbonitrile at 172, 216, 256, and 297 K

Doyle Britton, Saliya A. DeSilva, Paul G. Gassman

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Octahydroanthracenedicarbonitrile is monoclinic, space group P21/c, at 172 K, a = 4.723(7), b = 8.254(3), c = 16.190(7) Å, β = 91.76(8)o, Z = 2, V = 630.8(12) Å3. The molecule, located on a center of symmetry, is disordered between the two senses of puckering in the aliphatic ring. The structure was also determined at 216, 256, and 297 K. The disorder increases with increasing temperature and can be described by a van't Hoff relationship with ΔH = 5.2(3) kJ mol-1 and ΔS = 13.8(12) J K-1 mol-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-953
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Crystallography
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1999


  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydroanthracene-9,10-dicarbonitrile
  • Disorder
  • Enthalpy and entropy of disorder
  • Packing effects


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