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Volume 229, Issue 8


Preparation and X-ray structures of selected aminium thiosulfates

Agnieszka Dąbrowska
  • Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology, G. Narutowicza St. 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
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Published Online: 2014-06-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zkri-2014-1727


Various types of aminium thiosulfates (16), including hydrates and mixed salts, have been obtained by the reaction of ammonium thiosulfate with amines. Tert-butylamine, cyclo-hexylamine and 1,6-diaminohexane gave crystals of (t-BuNH3)2S2O3·H2O (1), (c-C6H11NH3)2S2O3 (3) and {(NH4)2(H3NC6H12NH3)(S2O3)2} (6), respectively, which were investigated by X-ray structural analysis. Extensive hydrogen bonding of the N-H…O and N-H…S type is responsible for formation of alternating hydrophilic and hydrophobic layers in the solid-state. In the case of (1), the layers are separated by strata of weak van der Waals interactions, while (3) consists of hydrogen-bonding stabilized rods along the b direction. The structure of (6) contains 3D covalent bonding plus hydrogen bonding networks with no separable substructures. Solubility and thermal decomposition are also briefly discussed.

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Keywords: ammonium salts; crystal structure analysis; hydrogen bonding; thiosulfate; X-ray diffraction


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Corresponding author: Jarosław Chojnacki, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology, G. Narutowicza St. 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland, Phone: +48 58 3472776, Fax: +48 58 3472694, E-mail:

Received: 2014-01-17

Accepted: 2014-05-25

Published Online: 2014-06-25

Published in Print: 2014-08-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials, Volume 229, Issue 8, Pages 555–561, ISSN (Online) 2196-7105, ISSN (Print) 2194-4946, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zkri-2014-1727.

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