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Some thoughts about the single crystal growth of small molecules

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This highlight critically compares various techniques to grow single crystals when only a few milligrams are available of the compound of interest. The authors describe vapour diffusion, evaporation, cooling, and layering techniques, as well as crystallisation in gels. A table of successfully applied solvent/antisolvent combinations for initial screening is given. Additionally, a comprehensive table of 107 solvents with their boiling points, densities and dielectric constants helps to optimise the crystal growth.

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Submitted
25 May 2011
Accepted
09 Nov 2011
First published
02 Dec 2011

CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 751-757
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Some thoughts about the single crystal growth of small molecules

B. Spingler, S. Schnidrig, T. Todorova and F. Wild, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 751
DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05624G

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