Single Crystal X-ray diffraction Service at DCB
The laboratory of chemical crystallography offers a service of single crystal X-ray diffraction. Purposes of experiments are:
1) Determination of the molecular geometry and the supra-molecular packing of a crystalline form, at room or high/low temperature (90-400 K) depending on the necessity/request.
2) Determination of unit cell and recognition of crystalline phases, only if a standard powder diffraction experiment cannot be carried out (see the solid state chemistry group).
To submit a sample to the service, please fill in the service form, bring it together with the sample to the service cupboard on the second floor and send a notification to the service personnel using
If the crystal structure of the compound is already known, you should say it explicitely and explain the reasons why a new data collection is necessary. If this is only for phase recognition and you have at least 50 mg of sample, then you should request a X-ray powder diffraction experiment to the solid state chemistry service.
At the end of the experiment, you will receive a report with information to be included in experimental sections of any publication and a crystallographic information file (cif).
Absolute structure can be tentatively assigned, but it is not guaranteed.
The costs of this service are available at this link
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