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Structural Chemistry and Crystallography

Structural Chemistry and Crystallography probes the structure, symmetry and nature of bonds in molecular crystals. Accurate molecular geometries, stereochemistry and even absolute configurations of molecules are almost routinely determined from x-ray diffraction data. Research is focused on the experimental determination of electron density in crystals, and the prediction of observable electronic properties of molecules and crystals (such as electrostatic potentials, piezoelectricity) using software developed by the group. Two major research themes in this regard are the study of electronic changes associated with solid-state single-crystal reactions and crystal structure polymorphism.

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