The Crystal Structure of Coronene and Related Hydrocarbons

White, John Greville (1946) The Crystal Structure of Coronene and Related Hydrocarbons. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The crystal structures of the hydrocarbons coronene, pyrene and the orthorhombic modification of 1.2:5.6 dibenzanthracene have been investigated by X-ray diffraction methods. The experimental data for corenene were measured by the author and those for the other two compounds by Prof. J. M. Robertson. Variations have been found in carbon-carbon bond distances in different parts of the molecules and in the case of coronene these are considered to be beyond experimental error, but in the other compounds the position is less certain in view of unfavourable resolution in the Fourier projection maps. Errors arising in coordinates obtained from two-dimensional Fourier analyses have been investigated and the results applied to the structure analyses mentioned above. The bond distances measured in coronene, pyrene and di-benzanthracene are discussed in terms of the stable valency bond structures for the three compounds and a large measure of agreement is found to exist between the measured and calculated values.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Organic chemistry
Date of Award: 1946
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1946-79669
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 15:42
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 15:42

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