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Organic Chemistry International
Volume 2011, Article ID 608165, 5 pages
Review Article

Crystal Packing and Supramolecular Motifs in Four Phenoxyalkanoic Acid Herbicides—Low-Temperature Redeterminations

Institute of General and Ecological Chemistry, Technical University of Łódź, Żeromskiego 116, 90-924 Łódź, Poland

Received 30 September 2010; Revised 7 February 2011; Accepted 7 March 2011

Academic Editor: Ken Shimizu

Copyright © 2011 Lesław Sieroń 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.


A low-temperature redetermination by X-ray crystallography of four phenoxyalkanoic acid herbicides, 4-chloro-2-methylphenoxyacetic acid (MCPA), rac-2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)propionic acid (MCPP), 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), and 2,4-dichlorophenoxybutyric acid (2,4-DB), allowed the supramolecular structures of these compounds to be precisely described in terms of C⋯O/C–H⋯π interactions. The geometric parameters of the redetermined structures agree with those previously reported, but with improved precision.