Structural crystallographic studies can determine not only the full stereochemistry of chemical species but also details of their arrangement in the crystal. Such geometrical data provide an essentIAl basis for the interpretation of chemical, physical and biological properties of chemical species. This volume contains key papers presented at the seventh symposium on organic crystal chemistry at Pozna'n in Poland. Among the themes discussed
were factors influencing molecular conformation and polymorphism, chemical and biological activity, intermolecular interactions, crystal chemistry of polymers and molecular modelling.
'This book is an excellent introduction to these various applications of crystallographic studies and should be place in the hands of any young person considering a career in crystal chemistry. It is an admirable refutation of the misperception of many scientists that crystallography is a service rather than a scientific study ... carefully prepared and edited ... this volume is important reading for anyone working in the field of crystal chemistry.'
Penlope W. Codding
Introduction: Current topics in organic crystal chemistry; Polymorphism and the investigation of structure-property relations in organic solids; Werner clathrates: Guest-lattice interactions in MIIX2A4 complexes; Modelling steroid hormone receptor interactions on the basis of crystallographic and biochemical studies; Crystallographic studies of inter- and intra-molecular interactions; The effect of solvent-surface interactions
on crystal growth and dissolution; Intermolecular interactions in the crystals of simple cyclic b-diketoalkanes; Strain in cyclo-annulated aromatic systems; Stereochemistry of methyl and methoxy substituents in polycyclic hydrocarbons;
The relations between S-O hypervalent bonds and S...O close contacts in crystal structures of sulfuranes, analogous sulfonium salts and related compounds containing X-S...O(X=S, C1, O, N, C) moeities; ISIS: A powerful new tool for organic crystal chemistry; Aryloxide-aluminium II-bonding in the II-face selectivity of co-ordinated ketones towards nucleophilic attack; Cation-anion interactions in crystalline quininium salts; Influence of electric field on polymorphism in isotactic polypropylene;
Organic crystal chemistry in the 1990's.
Series: International Union of Crystallography Crystallographic Symposia
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 14th November 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.4
Weight (kg): 0.48