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Single crystal X-ray diffraction


Determine the three-dimensional structure of molecules

When chemical or biological substances crystallize into single crystals, the technique of X-ray diffraction can be used to determine their three dimensional. The technique provides accurate and precise measurements of molecular dimensions in a way that no other method can approach and is the only method for determining absolute structure unambiguously. A frequent use is the identification of natural products, or of the products of synthetic chemistry experiments; however, detailed molecular geometry, intermolecular interactions and absolute configuration can also be studied.

  • Crystal structure determination
  • Molecular structure and geometry
  • Absolute structure and configuration
  • Single crystal diffraction
  • Powder diffraction,
    • Ambient and non-ambient conditions
    • Displacement parameters
    • Charge density
    • Intermolecular interactions
    • Structure correlation


    The following applications are relevant to this technique


    Small Molecule