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Polymorphism in Molecular Crystals
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Polymorphism in Molecular Crystals

Joel Bernstein

Abstract

Polymorphism — the multiplicity of structures or forms — is a term used in many disciplines. In chemistry, it refers to the existence of more than one crystal structure for a particular chemical substance. The properties of a substance are determined by its composition and by its structure. In the last three decades there has been a sharp rise in the interest in polymorphic systems, as an intrinsically interesting phenomenon and as an increasingly important component in the development and marketing of a variety of materials based on organic molecules (e.g., pharmaceuticals, dyes, pigments, ex ... More

Keywords: crystal structure, structure-property relations, dyes, pigments, pharmaceuticals, high energy materials, patents

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199236565
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236565.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joel Bernstein, author
Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel