Structural understanding of a molecular material that is accessed only by a solid-state desolvation process: the scope of modern powder X-ray diffraction techniques.
- Published Article
Journal of the American Chemical Society
- Publication Date
May 25, 2005
Many molecular materials cannot be prepared as a "pure" (nonsolvate) crystalline phase by conventional crystal growth from solution due to the facile formation of solvate structures. In such cases, it may be possible to obtain the pure phase by a solid-state desolvation process, although such processes are generally associated with loss of crystal integrity, yielding a microcrystalline powder of the pure phase. This paper demonstrates the utility of modern powder X-ray diffraction techniques for obtaining structural understanding in such cases, focusing on a particular member of a structural family that is of wider relevance within the context of crystal engineering and design.
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