Lithium aspirinate hemihydrate

Jean-Baptiste Arlin, Fiona Addison, Alan R. Kennedy

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The title compound {systematic name: catena-poly[ lithium(I)-mu(3)-acetylsalicylato-hemi-mu(2)-aqua]}, {[Li(C9H7O4)]center dot 0.5H(2)O}(n), is the hemihydrate of the lithium salt of aspirin. The carboxylate groups and water molecules bridge between Li atoms to form a one-dimensional coordination chain composed of two distinct ring types. The water O atom lies on a twofold axis. Hydrogen bonding between water donors and carbonyl acceptors further links the coordination chains to form a sheet structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)M563-M565
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


  • hydrogen diaspirinate bisacetyIate
  • crustal structures
  • monobasic acids
  • diffraction
  • salts

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