Ordered aggregation of benzamide crystals induced using a "motif capper" additive

Nicholas Blagden, Mike Song, Roger J. Davey, Linda Seton, Colin C. Seaton

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    This paper reports on the growth of benzamide crystals in the presence of 2′-aminoacetophenone. The resulting self-replicating intergrowth of benzamide crystals gives rise to ordered crystal aggregates in which individuals share a common c*. This behavior is interpreted using the concept of a "motif capper" additive which is able to halt the extension of structural motifs at the surface of a growing crystal. In this case the additive was selected to terminate the hydrogen-bonding ribbons, which extend along the b axis of the benzamide structure. © 2005 American Chemical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)467-471
    Number of pages4
    JournalCrystal Growth and Design
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005


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