Synthesis and crystal structure of ebastinium hydrogen fumarate

Prabhakar Priyanka, Bidarur K. Jayanna, Haruvegowda Kiran Kumar, Vinaya, Thayamma R. Divakara, Hemmige S. Yathirajan, Sean Parkin, W. T.A. Harrison

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The structure of ebastinium hydrogen fumarate {systematic name: 1-[4-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-4-oxobutyl]-4-(diphenylmethoxy)piperidin-1-ium (E)-3-carboxy-1-hydroxyprop-2-en-1-olate}, C32H40NO2 +·C4H3O4 -, a 1:1 salt formed in the reaction between ebastine and fumaric acid is presented. All examined crystals were found to be twinned by pseudo-merohedry. The structure is extensively disordered, with over half (20 out of 35) its non-hydrogen atoms modelled as lying over two sets of sites. In the crystal, cation-anion pairs are linked by a strong N-HO hydrogen bond [NO = 2.697 (11) Å]. These units interact via weaker C-HO and C-Hπ contacts to form layers lying parallel to the bc plane. The hydrogen fumarate anions are linked by a very short O-HO hydrogen bond [OO = 2.5402 (17) Å], augmented by weak C-HO contacts into pairs of R 2 2(6) ring motifs to form chains that extend parallel to the b-axis direction. Comparisons to similar crystal structures are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)916-921
Number of pages6
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
StatePublished - Sep 1 2022

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  • crystal structure
  • disorder
  • ebastine
  • hydrogen fumarate
  • pseudo-merohedral twinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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