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Absolute Structure of L-Alanine

AppNote SMX007: Novel techniques in determining the absolute structure of a light atom-containing molecules

Background

Determining the absolute structure of light-atom organic molecules is a developing field with several research groups working on novel statistical methods in data refinement. All of these methods require precise experimental determination of very small differences in the intensities of related reflections. With high intensity sources and ultra-sensitive, low noise detectors coupled with efficient data collection strategies Rigaku Oxford Diffraction’s micro-focus SuperNova X-ray diffractometer is well suited to this field.

Small molecule crystallography products from Rigaku

A benchtop single crystal X-ray diffractometer ideal for self-service crystallography and teaching.

Our most popular diffractometer for chemical crystallography, configured with either single or dual microfocus sealed tube X-ray sources and an extremely low noise direct X-ray detection detector.

An extremely high-flux rotating anode X-ray diffractometer specifically configured for measuring difficult samples.

A dual-wavelength, extremely high-flux, rotating anode X-ray diffractometer specifically configured for measuring difficult samples as well as providing versatility through multiple wavelengths.

A modern single crystal X-ray diffractometer for structural analysis of small molecule samples configured with microfocus sealed tube technology and a direct X-ray detection detector.

A bespoke, extremely high-flux diffractometer with custom enclosure and the flexibility to utilize both ports of the rotating anode X-ray source.

User-inspired data collection and data processing software for small molecule and protein crystallography

A unique curved single crystal X-ray diffraction detector based on direct X-ray detection technology with the highest 2θ range at a single position available for the home lab.

Extremely low noise, air-cooled X-ray detector based on direct X-ray detection technology.

Extremely low noise, compact, air-cooled X-ray detector based on direct X-ray detection technology.

High-resolution X-ray detectors for X-ray diffractometers from DECTRIS

Automated crystal transport, orientation and retrieval robot

The smallest detachable motorized goniometer head on the market