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Crystalline gas of 1,1,1-trichloroethane

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Abstract

Isobaric freezing of 1,1,1-trichloroethane yields crystals where all the intermolecular contacts are much longer than the sums of the van der Waals radii and only in the structure compressed to ca. 1.2 GPa do the first Cl⋯Cl contacts become commensurate with this sum. This sheds new light on the range of intermolecular interactions that are capable of controlling molecular re-orientation and arrangement.

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The article was received on 03 Aug 2010, accepted on 17 Sep 2010 and first published on 22 Oct 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00493F
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 396-398
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    Crystalline gas of 1,1,1-trichloroethane

    M. Bujak, M. Podsiadło and A. Katrusiak, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 396
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00493F

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