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Conformational phase transition of deuterated p-bromobenzyl alcohol as studied by neutron powder diffraction

  • M. Mizuno (a1), M. Hamada (a1), M. Hashimoto (a2), M. Harada (a2), K. Eda (a2), K. Yamamura (a2), T. Kamiyama (a3) and K. Oikawa (a3)...

A neutron powder diffraction study on the crystal structure of the title compound (p-Br–C6D4–CD2–OD) confirmed that a first-order phase transition at Tt1=229 K accompanied a drastic change in the molecular conformation caused by a discontinuous rotational shift of the hydroxyl hydrogen atom around the C(D2)–O(D) bond. At T<Tt1, a contraction of the unit cell volume of ∼1% was found when compared to that of the normal compound (p-Br–C6H4–CH2–OH).

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Powder Diffraction
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