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Crystal chemistry and photomechanical behavior of 3,4-dimethoxycinnamic acid: correlation between maximum yield in the solid-state topochemical reaction and cooperative molecular motion.

Mishra MK, Mukherjee A, Ramamurty U, Desiraju GR - IUCrJ (2015)

Bottom Line: Form I exhibits photosalient behavior but this effect is absent in form II.It is suggested that both Schmidt-type and Kaupp-type topochemistry are applicable for the solid-state trans-cinnamic acid photodimerization reaction.Form II is more brittle, and its interlocked structure seems to favor Schmidt-type topochemistry with minimum molecular movement.

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Affiliation: Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore 560 012, India.

ABSTRACT
A new monoclinic polymorph, form II (P21/c, Z = 4), has been isolated for 3,4-dimethoxycinnamic acid (DMCA). Its solid-state 2 + 2 photoreaction to the corresponding α-truxillic acid is different from that of the first polymorph, the triclinic form I ([Formula: see text], Z = 4) that was reported in 1984. The crystal structures of the two forms are rather different. The two polymorphs also exhibit different photomechanical properties. Form I exhibits photosalient behavior but this effect is absent in form II. These properties can be explained on the basis of the crystal packing in the two forms. The nanoindentation technique is used to shed further insights into these structure-property relationships. A faster photoreaction in form I and a higher yield in form II are rationalized on the basis of the mechanical properties of the individual crystal forms. It is suggested that both Schmidt-type and Kaupp-type topochemistry are applicable for the solid-state trans-cinnamic acid photodimerization reaction. Form I of DMCA is more plastic and seems to react under Kaupp-type conditions with maximum molecular movements. Form II is more brittle, and its interlocked structure seems to favor Schmidt-type topochemistry with minimum molecular movement.

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An overlap diagram of form II (blue color) and truxillic acid dimer (red color).
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fig5: An overlap diagram of form II (blue color) and truxillic acid dimer (red color).

Mentions: A comparative analysis of the crystal structures of both forms I and II with that of the truxillic acid dimer sheds further insights into the mechanism of this photo-transformation. It is observed that the mutual disposition of molecules in the photoproduct is closer to the crystal packing of form II when compared with that in form I. Fig. 5 ▸ is an overlap diagram of form II and the dimer crystal structures and illustrates this idea.


Crystal chemistry and photomechanical behavior of 3,4-dimethoxycinnamic acid: correlation between maximum yield in the solid-state topochemical reaction and cooperative molecular motion.

Mishra MK, Mukherjee A, Ramamurty U, Desiraju GR - IUCrJ (2015)

An overlap diagram of form II (blue color) and truxillic acid dimer (red color).
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fig5: An overlap diagram of form II (blue color) and truxillic acid dimer (red color).
Mentions: A comparative analysis of the crystal structures of both forms I and II with that of the truxillic acid dimer sheds further insights into the mechanism of this photo-transformation. It is observed that the mutual disposition of molecules in the photoproduct is closer to the crystal packing of form II when compared with that in form I. Fig. 5 ▸ is an overlap diagram of form II and the dimer crystal structures and illustrates this idea.

Bottom Line: Form I exhibits photosalient behavior but this effect is absent in form II.It is suggested that both Schmidt-type and Kaupp-type topochemistry are applicable for the solid-state trans-cinnamic acid photodimerization reaction.Form II is more brittle, and its interlocked structure seems to favor Schmidt-type topochemistry with minimum molecular movement.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore 560 012, India.

ABSTRACT
A new monoclinic polymorph, form II (P21/c, Z = 4), has been isolated for 3,4-dimethoxycinnamic acid (DMCA). Its solid-state 2 + 2 photoreaction to the corresponding α-truxillic acid is different from that of the first polymorph, the triclinic form I ([Formula: see text], Z = 4) that was reported in 1984. The crystal structures of the two forms are rather different. The two polymorphs also exhibit different photomechanical properties. Form I exhibits photosalient behavior but this effect is absent in form II. These properties can be explained on the basis of the crystal packing in the two forms. The nanoindentation technique is used to shed further insights into these structure-property relationships. A faster photoreaction in form I and a higher yield in form II are rationalized on the basis of the mechanical properties of the individual crystal forms. It is suggested that both Schmidt-type and Kaupp-type topochemistry are applicable for the solid-state trans-cinnamic acid photodimerization reaction. Form I of DMCA is more plastic and seems to react under Kaupp-type conditions with maximum molecular movements. Form II is more brittle, and its interlocked structure seems to favor Schmidt-type topochemistry with minimum molecular movement.

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