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Observation of bending, cracking and jumping phenomena on cooling and heating of tetrahydrate berberine chloride crystals

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The crystals of tetrahydrate berberine chloride exhibit a variety of instantaneous mechanical responses (cracking, bending and jumping) on cooling as well as on heating at room temperature. In either direction, the thermo-mechanical responses are manifested by rapid dehydration to a new dihydrated phase with the complete loss of crystal integrity due to the sudden release of an energetically unfavorable arrangement of water molecules.

Graphical abstract: Observation of bending, cracking and jumping phenomena on cooling and heating of tetrahydrate berberine chloride crystals

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The article was received on 25 Jan 2018, accepted on 19 Mar 2018 and first published on 20 Mar 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00114F
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018,20, 2253-2257
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    Observation of bending, cracking and jumping phenomena on cooling and heating of tetrahydrate berberine chloride crystals

    M. Singh, S. Bhandary, R. Bhowal and D. Chopra, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 2253
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00114F

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