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The influence of pressure and temperature on the crystal structure of acetone

Abstract

Dipolar carbonyl–carbonyl contacts generally occur in one of three motifs, and all are exhibited in the X-ray crystal structures of two phases of acetone derived at 15 kBar and at 150 K; a neutron powder-diffraction study at 5 K and an X-ray diffraction study at 110 K reveal strengthened CH···O as well as CO···CO electrostatic contacts which appear to explain the unusual thermodynamic properties of acetone, the nature of which have remained a mystery since 1929.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/A900558G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 1999,0, 751-752
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    The influence of pressure and temperature on the crystal structure of acetone

    D. R. Allan, S. J. Clark, R. M. Ibberson, S. Parsons, C. R. Pulham and L. Sawyer, Chem. Commun., 1999, 0, 751
    DOI: 10.1039/A900558G

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