4-(Piperidin-1-yl)pyridinium hexafluorophosphate at 150 K Academic Article uri icon


  • Structural characterization of the title compound, C10H15N2 +·PF6 , shows it to be ionic, with the pyridine rather than the piperidine N atom being protonated and forming hydrogen bonds to the counter-ions, resulting in two independent ion pairs. A number of unusual features are noted, in particular the remarkably close inter-ring hydrogen contacts [1.97 (3)–2.00 (3) Å] and the considerable differences in the pair of cations, in respect of the torsion angles within the piperidine ring involving the bonds to either side of the N atom.

publication date

  • November 1, 2003