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Title: The crystal structures of the acid salts of some aromatic acids
Author: Skinner, John MacPhail
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1950
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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.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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