Acta Crystallographica Section B

Structural Science

Volume 59, Part 1 (February 2003)



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[Cover illustration] Cover illustration: Orange polytypically disordered crystals of HgI2 are built from layers of corner-linked Hg4I10 supertetrahedra. The stacking disorder has been quantitatively analyzed with a Markov chain model. Two probabilities describing next-nearest-layer interactions were adjusted to observed diffuse intensity profiles extracted from image-plate detector data. Results show nearly equal volumes of the two maximum degree of order structures, with an average domain thickness of about 5 layers or 30 Å [Hostettler, Birkedal & Schwarzenbach (2002), Acta Cryst. B58, 903-913].

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 1-16  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102019894 ]

Structural derivation and crystal chemistry of apatites

T. J. White and D. ZhiLi

Synopsis: The crystal chemistries of [A]5[(BO4)]3X, [A]5[(BO3)]3X and [A]5[(BO5)]3X apatites are reviewed. The empirical relationship between the A(1)O6 metaprism twist angle and average crystal radius is proposed as an indicator of thermodynamic equilibrium.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 17-27  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102021195 ]

The incommensurate structure of K3In(PO4)2

A. Arakcheeva, G. Chapuis, V. Petrícek, M. Dusek and A. Schönleber

Synopsis: The incommensurately modulated (3+1)-dimensional structure of K3In(PO4)2 has been refined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. The cation-cation interactions are used to explain the origin of the structure modulation. It is shown that this incommensurately modulated structure is the only phase that has been unequivocally identified at room temperature.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 28-35  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102021341 ]

The modulated structure of Ba0.39Sr0.61Nb2O6. I. Harmonic solution

T. Woike, V. Petrícek, M. Dusek, N. K. Hansen, P. Fertey, C. Lecomte, A. Arakcheeva, G. Chapuis, M. Imlau and R. Pankrath

Synopsis: The structure of a crystal of Sr0.61Ba0.39Nb2O6 has been solved and refined as an incommensurate structure in five-dimensional superspace. The modulation affects mainly the positions of the O atoms, which are displaced by as much as 0.5 Å, and the site 4c that is occupied by Sr and Ba atoms. Only a simplified model, in which this atomic position is occupied by an effective atom Sr/Ba, could be refined from the data set. The modulation of displacement parameters has been used to account for the modulated distribution of Sr and Ba.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 36-42  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102022887 ]

Determination of the crystal structure of the [pi]-AlFeMgSi phase using symmetry- and site-sensitive electron microscope techniques

S. Foss, A. Olsen, C. J. Simensen and J. Taftø

Synopsis: The crystal structure of the [pi]-AlFeMgSi phase has been determined by combining several electron-microscope techniques. Electron-microprobe analysis revealed the composition; convergent-beam electron diffraction (CBED) was used for the space-group determination and refinement of the atomic positions; and electron channelling was used for the determination of the atomic arrangement.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 43-50  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102022668 ]

22 Space-group changes

D. A. Clemente and A. Marzotto

Synopsis: 22 space groups are revised to higher symmetry and discussed in connection with the physico-chemical behaviour. In particular, two novel changes P21 [rightwards arrow] P43 and the uncommon changes P21 [rightwards arrow] C2221, P21 [rightwards arrow] Cmc21 and P21 [rightwards arrow] P212121 are reported.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 51-59  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102019353 ]

Crystal chemistry and binding of NO2, SCN and SeCN to Co in cobalamins

G. Garau, S. Geremia, L. G. Marzilli, G. Nardin, L. Randaccio and G. Tauzher

Synopsis: The accurate crystal and molecular structures of NO2Cbl·2LiCl, NO2Cbl·NaCl, NCSCbl and NCSeCbl, based on synchrotron diffraction data collected at 100 K, are described. The first X-ray structural determination of a cobalamin with a Co-Se bond is reported. The crystal chemistry of cobalamins is discussed in terms of packing of roughly spherical molecules. The axial distances in several cobalamins and cobaloximes are compared and discussed in terms of the cis influence of the equatorial ligand.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 60-71  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102021791 ]

Influence of the molecular structures on the high-pressure and low-temperature phase transitions of plastic crystals

M. Wunschel, R. E. Dinnebier, S. Carlson, P. Bernatowicz and S. van Smaalen

Synopsis: X-ray powder diffraction with synchrotron radiation is used to study the temperature dependence between 295 and 105 K and the high-pressure behavior between 0 and 5 GPa of the crystal structures of Si[C(CH_3)_3]_1[Si(CH_3)_3]_3 and of Si[C(CH_3)_3]_2[Si(CH_3)_3]_2.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 72-86  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102022164 ]

Urotropin azelate: a rather unwilling co-crystal

M. Bonin, T. R. Welberry, M. Hostettler, M. Gardon, H. Birkedal, G. Chapuis, P. Möckli, C. A. Ogle and K. J. Schenk

Synopsis: The superposition and order-disorder structure of the 1:1 co-crystal of urotropin and azelaic acid are described. A simulation of the crystal's complex diffraction pattern is performed based on a three-dimensional Monte Carlo model that involves occupational random variables and random displacements of the chains along their axes. The low-temperature phase transitions are explained by the action of two thermally activated slip systems.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 87-99  [ doi:10.1107/S010876810201858X ]

Phosphonoacetic acid as a building block in supramolecular chemistry: salts with organic polyamines

K. F. Bowes, G. Ferguson, A. J. Lough, C. M. Zakaria and C. Glidewell

Synopsis: The adducts of phosphonoacetic acid with a range of amines form two- and three-dimensional hydrogen-bonded structures, which contain substructures of the acid component only in the form of simple chains, chains of rings or sheets.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 100-117  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102020219 ]

Salts of maleic and fumaric acids with organic polyamines: comparison of isomeric acids as building blocks in supramolecular chemistry

K. F. Bowes, G. Ferguson, A. J. Lough and C. Glidewell

Synopsis: Maleic acid and fumaric acid both readily form adducts with organic diamines; some of these adducts are salts and some contain only neutral molecular components. A combination of O-H...N, N-H...O and C-H...O hydrogen bonds generates a rich variety of supramolecular structures in two and three dimensions, none of which could readily be predicted from a knowledge of all the others.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 118-131  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102022358 ]

(1R,3S)-Camphoric acid as a building block in supramolecular chemistry: adducts with organic polyamines

C. M. Zakaria, G. Ferguson, A. J. Lough and C. Glidewell

Synopsis: The adducts of (1R,3S)-camphoric acid with a range of amines form hydrogen-bonded structures in two and three dimensions, in which the substructures formed only by the hard hydrogen bonds take the form of chains, sheets or three-dimensional frameworks.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 132-140  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102022085 ]

Hydrogen bonding in enantiomeric versus racemic mono-carboxylic acids; a case study of 2-phenoxypropionic acid

H. O. Sørensen and S. Larsen

Synopsis: Structures of the optically active compound 2-phenoxypropionic acid have been solved in the pure state and with n-alkanes cocrystallized. These structures are included in an analysis of hydrogen-bond motifs in optically active mono-functional carboxylic acids. The results are related to the thermodynamic data for 2-phenoxypropionic acids.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 141-148  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102022395 ]

An X-ray diffraction study of partially ordered electron density in clathrates of Dianin's compound that include simple carboxylic acids

R. W. H. Small

Synopsis: Difference electron-density maps within the cavities in clathrates of Dianin's compound with carboxylic acids have been interpreted in terms of symmetry-related partially occupied sites. The size and shape of the entrapped acid determine the packing and mode of interaction with the host.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 149-155  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768102022760 ]

Single-crystal-to-single-crystal photodimerization of 4-chlorocinnamoyl-O,O'-dimethyldopamine

S. Ohba and Y. Ito

Synopsis: In crystals of 4-chlorocinnamoyl-O,O'-dimethyldopamine, pairs of molecules related by centers of symmetry have parallel C=C bonds at a C...C distance of 4.155 (17) Å. Irradiation with a mercury lamp achieves 100% conversion via [2+2]-photodimerization in a single crystal. The same solid-state reaction is induced by irradiation with X-rays.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 156-158  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768103000041 ]

Twinning in natural melilite simulating a fivefold superstructure

L. Bindi, L. H. Rees and P. Bonazzi

Synopsis: The presence of additional reflections suggesting a fivefold superstructure in melilite is considered in the light of twinning.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 159  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768103001666 ]

Electron density study of 2H-chromene-2-thione

P. Munshi and T. N. Guru Row

Synopsis: Erratum to Acta Cryst. (2002), B58, 1011-1017.

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Acta Cryst. (2003). B59, 160-165  [ doi:10.1107/S0108768103000739 ]

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