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Hand-twistable plastically deformable crystals of a rigid small organic molecule

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Abstract

4-Bromobenzonitrile was crystallised by sublimation under vacuum. The crystals show highly flexible plastic bending along two perpendicular faces when a mechanical force is applied. The rare occurrence of bending along two perpendicular faces results in twisting or helix formation.

Graphical abstract: Hand-twistable plastically deformable crystals of a rigid small organic molecule

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The article was received on 29 Jan 2018, accepted on 26 Feb 2018 and first published on 26 Feb 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00775F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 2994-2997
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    Hand-twistable plastically deformable crystals of a rigid small organic molecule

    L. O. Alimi, P. Lama, V. J. Smith and L. J. Barbour, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 2994
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00775F

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