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Engineering molecular crystals with abnormally weak cohesion

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Abstract

Adding astutely placed methyl groups to hexaphenylbenzene increases molecular weight but simultaneously weakens key C–H⋯π interactions, thereby leading to decreased enthalpies of sublimation and showing that materials with abnormally weak cohesion can be made by identifying and then obstructing interactions that help control association.

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Submitted
14 Feb 2011
Accepted
16 Mar 2011
First published
30 Mar 2011

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 5163-5165
Article type
Communication

Engineering molecular crystals with abnormally weak cohesion

K. E. Maly, E. Gagnon and J. D. Wuest, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 5163
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC10866B

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