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Straight, bendable and bent organic crystals

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trans-4-Phenylazobenzoic acid (pab) crystallized in three different morphologies: long rod-like crystals, bendable long thin crystals, and bent crystals. Of them, the bent crystals were obtained by recrystallizing after subjecting pab to UV-irradiation in solution. A small amount of cis-form in the bent crystals is responsible for the bent nature, while the elastic bending of thin platy crystals can be understood from the crystal packing.

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03 Oct 2019
14 Nov 2019
First published
14 Nov 2019

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 14749-14752
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Straight, bendable and bent organic crystals

K. Yadava, X. Qin, X. Liu and J. J. Vittal, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 14749
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC07774J

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