Pressure as a tool in crystal engineering: inducing a phase transition in a high-Z ' structure

Russell D. L. Johnstone, Maria Ieva, Alistair R. Lennie, Hamish McNab, Elna Pidcock, John E. Warren, Simon Parsons

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Methyl 2-(carbazol-9-yl)benzoate is unusual in crystallising with eight molecules in the crystallographic asymmetric unit (Z' = 8). Under high pressure it transforms to a Z' - 2 structure. The molecules in the Z' = 2 phase have unfavourable conformations, but these are stabilised in the crystal by their efficient packing at high pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2520-2523
Number of pages4
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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