Glycine methyl ester hydrochloride


The title compound [systematic name: (methoxycarbonylmethyl) ammonium chloride], crystallizes as a salt, C3H8NO2+center dot Cl-, with the charged species interacting mutually via strong and highly directional N+-H center dot center dot center dot Cl- hydrogen bonds which lead to the formation of a supramolecular tape running parallel to the c axis. Tapes close pack in the solid state mediated by multipoint recognition synthons based on weak C-H center dot center dot center dot O interactions and van der Waals contacts between adjacent methyl groups.



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Vilela, SMF; Paz, FAA; Tome, JPC; Bermudez, VD; Cavaleiro, JAS; Rocha, J

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We are grateful to Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT, Portugal) for their general financial support and also for specific funding toward the purchase of the single-crystal diffractometer. SV wishes to acknowledge the Associated Laboratory CICECO for a research grant.

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