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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2013, Article ID 658939, 8 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Characterization of a New Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Material:

Laboratoire de Matériaux et Cristallochimie, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université de Tunis El Manar, Manar II, 2092 Tunis, Tunisia

Received 23 March 2013; Accepted 4 June 2013

Academic Editors: M. Akkurt and D. Sun

Copyright © 2013 Hela Ferjani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The title compound is an organic-inorganic hybrid material. The single crystal X-ray diffraction investigation reveals that the studied compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, space group Pbca with the following lattice parameters:  (4) Å,  (3) Å,  (6) Å, and . The crystal lattice is composed of a discrete anion surrounded by piperazinium cations, chlorine anions, and water molecules. Complex hydrogen bonding interactions between , , organic cations, and water molecules form a three-dimensional network. Room temperature IR, Raman spectroscopy, and optical absorption of the title compound were recorded and analysed. The observed crystal morphology was compared to the simulated one using the Bravais-Friedel, Donnay-Harker model.