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Issue 23, 2015
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Polar stacking of molecules in liquid chloroform

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Using neutron diffraction and the isotopic substitution technique we have investigated the local structure of liquid chloroform. A strong tendency for polar stacking of molecules with collinear alignment of dipole moments is found. We speculate that these polar stacks contribute to the performance of chloroform as a solvent.

Graphical abstract: Polar stacking of molecules in liquid chloroform

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19 Nov 2014
22 Dec 2014
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22 Dec 2014

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 4770-4773
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Polar stacking of molecules in liquid chloroform

J. J. Shephard, A. K. Soper, S. K. Callear, S. Imberti, J. S. O. Evans and C. G. Salzmann, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 4770
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09235J

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