Crystal structure of γ-ethyl-L-glutamate N-carboxy anhydride

Hitoshi Kanazawa, Aya Inada, H. Ishida

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In the title compound (alternative name N-carboxy-L-glutamic anhydride γ-ethyl ester), C8H11NO5, the oxazolidine ring is essentially planar, with a maximum deviation of 0.019 (2) Å. In the crystal, molecules are linked by N - H⋯O hydrogen bonds between the imino group and the carbonyl O atom in the ethyl ester group, forming a tape structure along the c-axis direction. The oxazolidine rings of adjacent tapes are arranged into a layer parallel to the ac plane. This arrangement is favourable for the polymerization of the title compound in the solid state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Amino acid N-carboxy anhydrides
  • Crystal structure
  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Solid-state polymerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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