The Crystal Structures of the Acid Salts of Some Aromatic Acids

Skinner, John MacPhail (1950) The Crystal Structures of the Acid Salts of Some Aromatic Acids. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The crystal structures of the acid potassium salts of p-hydroxybenzoic, benzoic and anisic acid have been examined by the X-ray diffraction method. It has been shown that potassium hydrogen bis-p-hydroxy-benzoate is a monohydrate and that its crystal structure is closely similar to that of potassium hydrogen bisphenylacetate. The principal common feature is in the linking of the carboxyl groups by a short, and apparently symmetrical, hydrogen bond. It is thought that the crystal structures of the acid salts of most monocarboxylic acids may generally conform to this plan. Further evidence for this suggestion has also been obtained from a preliminary analysis of the structure of potassium hydrogen bisbenzoate which appears to be built on the same plan. The crystal structure of potassium hydrogen bisanisate has also been examined but, as yet, little progress has been made with the analysis.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Organic chemistry
Date of Award: 1950
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1950-79748
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 09:09

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