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

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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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Submitted
13 Oct 2008
Accepted
11 Nov 2008
First published
05 Dec 2008

Chem. Commun., 2009, 562-564
Article type
Communication

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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