eCite Digital Repository

An experimental investigation of crystal/solvent interactions in the copper (II) acetate monohydrate/propan-1-ol system

Citation

Braybrook, AL and Heywood, BR and Karatzas, P, An experimental investigation of crystal/solvent interactions in the copper (II) acetate monohydrate/propan-1-ol system, Journal of Crystal Growth, 244, (3-4) pp. 327-332. ISSN 0022-0248 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0022-0248(02)01440-9

Abstract

The effect of sequentially doping a supersaturated solution of copper (II) acetate monohydrate with propan-1-ol has been determined from a study of the crystal habit during growth. Crystals grown from 100vol% propan-1-ol yielded needle-like crystals, which were physically elongated parallel to the b-axis. In contrast, those grown from aqueous media were orthodome with the {101}, {011} and {110} faces dominating the morphology. Crystals harvested from water/propan-1-ol solvent mixtures evidenced two related growth forms whose morphology can be rationalised in terms of the crystal/solvent interactions during their formation. This study highlights the impact of solvent identity on the crystal morphology and draws renewed attention to the importance of solvent purity in crystal growth assays.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:crystal morphology, habit, recrystallisation, solvents
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
Research Field:Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Heywood, BR (Professor Brigid Heywood)
ID Code:104451
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2015-11-11
Last Modified:2015-11-12
Downloads:0

Repository Staff Only: item control page