Persistent hydrogen bonding in polymorphic crystal structures

Galek, Peter T. A., Fabian, Laszlo and Allen, Frank H. (2009) Persistent hydrogen bonding in polymorphic crystal structures. Acta Crystallographica Section B, 65 (1). pp. 68-85.

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The significance of hydrogen bonding and its variability in polymorphic crystal structures is explored using new automated structural analysis methods. The concept of a chemically equivalent hydrogen bond is defined, which may be identified in pairs of structures, revealing those types of bonds that may persist, or not, in moving from one polymorphic form to another. Their frequency and nature are investigated in 882 polymorphic structures from the Cambridge Structural Database. A new method to compare conformations of equivalent molecules is introduced and applied to derive distinct subsets of conformational and packing polymorphs. The roles of chemical functionality and hydrogen-bond geometry in persistent interactions are systematically explored. Detailed structural comparisons reveal a large majority of persistent hydrogen bonds that are energetically crucial to structural stability.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Drug Delivery and Pharmaceutical Materials (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Pharmaceutical Materials and Soft Matter
Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2011 16:15
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2023 10:30
DOI: 10.1107/s0108768108042286

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