Absolute structure determination of chiral crystals consisting of achiral benzophenone with single-crystal X-ray Diffraction and its correlation with solid-state circular dichroism

Arimasa Matsumoto, Sumeru Tsuchiya, Yuki Hagiwara, Kazuhiko Ishikawa, Hideko Koshima, Toru Asahi, Kenso Soai

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    Achiral benzophenone is one of the simplest organic aromatic ketones that crystallize in the chiral form. The absolute structure of chiral crystals consisting of achiral benzophenone was firstly determined with single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis and the absolute structure was successfully correlated with the solid-state circular dichroism spectra.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)526-528
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2016



    • Absolute structure
    • Benzophenone
    • Chiral crystallization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)

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