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Issue 5, 2009
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The crystal structure of β-RDX—an elusive form of an explosive revealed

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Abstract

The crystal structure of the highly metastable β-form of RDX shows that the molecules adopt different conformations compared to the α-form and that, contrary to previous reports, the β-form obtained at ambient pressure is not the same form as that obtained at elevated temperatures and pressures.

Graphical abstract: The crystal structure of β-RDX—an elusive form of an explosive revealed

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The article was received on 13 Oct 2008, accepted on 11 Nov 2008 and first published on 05 Dec 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B817966B
Chem. Commun., 2009, 562-564

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    The crystal structure of β-RDX—an elusive form of an explosive revealed

    D. I. A. Millar, I. D. H. Oswald, D. J. Francis, W. G. Marshall, C. R. Pulham and A. S. Cumming, Chem. Commun., 2009, 562
    DOI: 10.1039/B817966B

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