Polymorphism in Molecular Crystals

Paperback | January 16, 2008

byJoel Bernstein

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Polymorphism - the multiplicity of structures or forms - is a term that is 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 itsstructure. In the last two 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 and pigments, explosives, etc.). This book summarizes and brings up to date the current knowledge and understanding of polymorphism of molecular crystals, and concentrates it in one comprehensive source. The book will be an invaluable reference for students, researchers, and professionals inthe field.

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Polymorphism - the multiplicity of structures or forms - is a term that is 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 itsstructure. In the last two decades, there has been...

Prof. Joel Bernstein Department of Chemistry Ben-Gurion University of the Negev P.O. Box 653 Beer Sheva, Israel 84105 After obtaining a B.A. at Cornell University, he earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Yale University for research on the solid-state spectroscopy of organic compounds. Following two-year postdoctoral stints in X-ra...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:January 16, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Introduction and historical background2. Fundamentals3. Controlling the polymorphic form obtained4. Analytical methods for characterizing polymorphs5. Conformational polymorphism - intra- and intermolecular energetics6. Polymorphism and structure-property relations7. Polymorphism of pharmaceuticals8. Polymorphism in pigments and dyes9. Polymorphism of high energy materials10. Polymorphism and patentsBibliographyIndex

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`It will be the book, for a long time to come, to which students and researchers will turn with confidence, as well as pleasure, in all questions of polymorphism in molecular crystals.'Structural Chemistry