molecular crystal


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molecular crystal

[mə′lek·yə·lər ′krist·əl]
(crystallography)
A solid consisting of a lattice array of molecules such as hydrogen, methane, or more complex organic compounds, bound by weak van der Waals forces, and therefore retaining much of their individuality.
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Therefore, a new type of two-dimensional molecular crystal was introduced due to the halogen bonds between the fluorine atoms."
It is expected that the intermolecular hydrogen bonds must exist in title compound's molecular crystal. Indeed, the actual crystal structure nicely supports this point.
The utility of such an approach in the solution of a molecular crystal structure has already been demonstrated [29].
The molecular crystal structure of capsaicin, the hot component of chilli peppers, was solved directly from synchrotron powder diffraction data alone, using the same simulated annealing procedure outlined in the previous section [6].
Bondi, Physical properties of molecular crystals, liquids, and glasses, Wiley, New York, (1968).
Containing Tetrabutyl-Ammonium Tetraphenyl-Boride," Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, vol.
Manaila-Maximean, "New aspect of the voltage/confinement ratio phase diagram for a confined homeotropic cholesteric," Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, vol.
Makoto Moriya of Shizuoka University in Japan investigated molecular crystals for this purpose.
Bertelson, "Reminiscences about organic photochromics," Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, vol.
Docherty, "Polymorphism in molecular crystals: stabilization of a metastable form by conformational mimicry," Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol.