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Single crystal structure analysis via magnetically oriented microcrystal arrays

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Abstract

X-ray single crystal structure analysis was performed on three-dimensional magnetically oriented microcrystal arrays (3D-MOMAs) of L-alanine, 1,3,5-triphenyl benzene, and cellobiose. A 3D-MOMA is a composite in which powdery microcrystals are aligned three dimensionally. Microcrystals suspended in a UV-curable monomer were subjected to a time dependent magnetic field, followed by consolidation of the monomer to fix the 3D alignment of the microcrystals. The structures determined from X-ray diffractometry of the three 3D-MOMAs were in excellent agreement with those of the corresponding single crystals reported in the literature, demonstrating the usefulness of the 3D-MOMA technique for single crystal structure analyses in circumstances where a large single crystal is not available.

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The article was received on 21 Apr 2014, accepted on 21 May 2014 and first published on 21 May 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00839A
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CrystEngComm, 2014,16, 6630-6634

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    Single crystal structure analysis via magnetically oriented microcrystal arrays

    F. Kimura, W. Oshima, H. Matsumoto, H. Uekusa, K. Aburaya, M. Maeyama and T. Kimura, CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 6630
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00839A

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