Special Issue "Characterisation and Study of Compounds by Single Crystal X-Ray Diffraction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: single crystal X-ray diffraction; structure-properties relationship; supramolecular interactions; topological studies
X-ray diffraction has been widely regarded as the most powerful technique for the structural study of crystalline samples during the last century, as it provides detailed information about the atomic structure of ordered solids regardless of the chemical nature of the sample. Although in the early days it was mostly applied to mineral samples, the crystallisation of natural biological molecules and new synthetic compounds has extended the application of this technique to other disciplines such as chemistry, biology, materials science or pharmacology.
In particular, single crystal X-ray diffraction (SCXRD) has played a crucial role in the interpretation of the physicochemical properties of many substances, determining with high precision the location of the atoms in the crystal as well as the strength of interatomic bonds and supramolecular interactions. Advances in data collection and treatment have overcome many of the initial limitations such as small crystal size, twinning or poor crystallinity of the sample, and today SCXRD is a unique characterisation tool for many scientists.
In this Special Issue, on the topic “Characterisation and Study of Compounds by Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction”, we want to highlight the importance of this technique in scientific research, alone or in combination with other analytical methods. All contributions involving SCXRD are welcome, and especially those studies in which SCXRD has provided key information to solve experimental problems.
Dr. Josefina Perles
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- crystal structure
- X-ray crystallography
- structural study