Crystal structures of four different di-aryl-1,3,4-oxadiazole compounds (aryl = 2-pyridyl-, 3-pyridyl-, 2-aminophenyl-, 3-aminophenyl-) are determined. Crystallization of di(2-pyridyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole yielded monoclinic and triclinic polymorphs. The structures are characterized by the occurrence of π-π interactions. Additionally, in case of the aminophenyl compounds intra- as well as intermolecular hydrogen bonds are found that influence the packing motif as well. Since these molecules are often used as ligands in metal-organic complexes similarities and differences of the molecular conformation between the molecules in the pure crystals and that of the ligands in the complexes are discussed. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Emmerling, F., Orgzall, I., Reck, G., Schulz, B. W., Stockhause, S., & Schulz, B. (2006). Structures of substituted di-aryl-1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives: 2,5-bis(pyridyl)- and 2,5-bis(aminophenyl)-substitution. Journal of Molecular Structure, 800(1–3), 74–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2006.03.076