American Journal of Applied Sciences

Crystal Structure of 2-(4-Hydroxy-3-Methoxyphenyl)-6- (4-Hydroxy-3-Methoxystyryl)-1-Methyl-2, 3-Dihydropyridine-4 (1H)-One by X-Ray Powder Diffraction

Bahjat A. Saeed, Kawkab Y. Saour, Rita S. Elias and Deng Xiaodi

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2010.929.932

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 7

Pages 929-932


Problem statement: The studied dihydropyridone was synthesized for the first time via the microwave assisted reaction of curcumin and methylamine and it is important to support the mechanism by the crystal structure. Approach: The crystal structure of the title compound was determined using high resolution x-ray diffraction. PowderSolve program was used to solve the structure while the refinement was done in material studio Reflex module. Results: The findings obtained with high-resolution x-ray powder diffraction and molecular location methods based on simulated annealing algorithm after Rietveld refinement showed that the monoclinic unit cell was a = 13.4925 Å b = 12.8162 Å, c = 11.5231 Å, α = 90.000°, β= 99.0401°,γ = 90.000°; cell volume = 1967.85Å3 and space group P 21/a with 4 molecules in a unit cell. Conclusion/Recommendations: Powder diffractometry could be a powerful tool for determining crystal structures for organic molecules.


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