Influence of counterion choice (salt selection) on structural and material properties of crystalline compounds
Recently, we studied - in collaboration with DSM and the
department of Organic Chemistry - the selective complexation of cephalosporin
antibiotics. Detailed investigation of intermolecular interactions in the
solid state was the key to the discovery of new, environmentally friendly
complexing agents. For new systems, the challenge is to develop an equally
detailed picture of relevant interactions leading to "molecular recognition"
in the solid state. The final purpose is prediction and rational design of
crystalline materials with well-defined structural and physical properties.
In this project the influence of counterion choice on structural and material properties of crystalline compounds is investigated. The project covers both fundamental studies and practical applications of co-crystallization.
Salt selection, crystallization, crystal engineering, database analysis, structure analysis, X-ray diffraction, programming
Chemical Crystallography: Crystal Engineering
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