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Crystal porosity and the burden of proof

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The study of porosity in the context of crystal engineering is rapidly growing in intensity. However, claims of porosity are often highly subjective and use of the term “porous” is susceptible to abuse. This contribution discusses some of the criteria to be considered when stating that a particular crystal structure is porous.

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First published
20 Feb 2006

Chem. Commun., 2006, 1163-1168
Article type
40th Anniversary Article

Crystal porosity and the burden of proof

L. J. Barbour, Chem. Commun., 2006, 1163
DOI: 10.1039/B515612M

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