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Crystal structure of copper(ii) citrate monohydrate solved from a mixture powder X-ray diffraction pattern

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 November 2013

Ana Palčić
Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička 54, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Ivan Halasz*
Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička 54, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Josip Bronić
Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička 54, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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The crystal structure of copper(ii) citrate monohydrate (C6H4O7Cu2·H2O) has been solved from a mixture powder diffraction pattern. Approach to indexing, structure solution and Rietveld refinement of multiphase diffraction patterns is discussed. Rietveld refinement is carried out employing free-atom refinement and rigid body refinement.

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