The Crystal and Molecular Structure of Hexamethylene Diamine and Its Dihalides

Binnie, William Polson (1948) The Crystal and Molecular Structure of Hexamethylene Diamine and Its Dihalides. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The crystal and molecular structure of hexamethylene diamine and its dihalides have been investigated by X-ray diffraction methods. Atomic parameters have been completely refined by two-dimensional Fourier series, and in the case of the dihalides the structure analysis was immensely aided by two-dimensional Patterson series and also by the fact that they proved to be isomorphous. A technique has been developed for the detailed examination of hygroscopic hexamethylene diamine. An interesting complex lattice of halogen ions and nitrogen atoms is found in the dihalides, and they also provide bond lengths comparable with those of hexamethylene diamine. These bond lengths are reminiscent of a conjugated molecule. Resolution of the hydrogen atoms of hexamethylene diamine is observed in the Fourier projections, and so their contributions have been included in the calculated structure factors.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Organic chemistry
Date of Award: 1948
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1948-79689
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 15:28
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 15:28

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