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A structural exploration of anisole accessed through extreme conditions crystallisation

Lookup NU author(s): Joe Ridout, Dr Jon Sellars, Professor Mike ProbertORCiD



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Single crystal X-ray diffraction has been used to uncover a new polymorph of anisole, C7H8O, at elevated pressure. Structural comparisons have been made to the known, low temperature, form which has also been re-investigated. Both polymorphs crystallise in the monoclinic space group P21/c with the new high-pressure polymorph exhibiting a much greater packing efficiency than the low-temperature form, enabled by significantly different intermolecular interactions.

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Author(s): Smith EL, Ridout J, Sellars JD, Probert MR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: CrystEngComm

Year: 2019

Volume: 21

Issue: 30

Pages: 4422-4426

Online publication date: 13/06/2019

Acceptance date: 13/06/2019

Date deposited: 13/06/2019

ISSN (electronic): 1466-8033

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/C9CE00870E


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