How N-(pyridin-4-yl)pyridin-4-amine and its methyl and nitro derivatives are arranged in the interlayer space of zirconium sulfophenylphosphonate: a problem solved by experimental and calculation methods.

Author(s) Kovář, P.; Škoda, J.; Pospíšil, M.; Melánová, K.; Svoboda, J.; Beneš, L.; Kutálek, P.; Zima, V.; Bureš, F.
Journal J Comput Aided Mol Des
Date Published 2020 Jun

Classical molecular simulation methods were used for a description of an arrangement of intercalated molecules N-(pyridin-4-yl)pyridin-4-amine (AH) and its derivatives, 3-methyl-N-(pyridin-4-yl)pyridin-4-amine (AMe), and 3-nitro-N-(pyridin-4-yl)pyridin-4-amine (ANO2) within a layered structure of zirconium 4-sulfophenylphosphonate. The intercalated molecules were placed between SOH groups of the host layers. Their mutual positions and orientations were solved by molecular simulation methods and compared with the presented experimental results. Final calculated data showed differences of partially disordered arrangement of the intercalated molecules between zirconium 4-sulfophenylphosphonate layers. The calculation results revealed a dense net of hydrogen bonds connecting water molecules and the guests in the interlayer space and the sulfo groups of the host layers. We calculated the dipole moments of the AH, AMe and ANO2 guests in the final models in order to illustrate potential use of these materials in non-linear optics.

DOI 10.1007/s10822-020-00299-w
ISSN 1573-4951
Citation J Comput Aided Mol Des. 2020;34(6):683695.