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Disappearing polymorphs revisited

Bucar, D; Lancaster, RW; Bernstein, J; (2015) Disappearing polymorphs revisited. Angewandte Chemie International Edition , 54 (24) pp. 6972-6993. 10.1002/anie.201410356. Green open access

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Nearly twenty years ago, Dunitz and Bernstein described a selection of intriguing cases of polymorphs that disappear. The inability to obtain a crystal form that has previously been prepared is indeed a frustrating and potentially serious problem for solid-state scientists. This review discusses recent occurrences and examples of disappearing polymorphs (as well as the emergence of elusive crystal forms) to demonstrate the enduring relevance of this troublesome but always captivating phenomenon in solid-state research. A number of these instances have been central issues in patent litigations. This review therefore also highlights the complex relationship between crystal chemistry and the law.

Type: Article
Title: Disappearing polymorphs revisited
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201410356
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201410356
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Chemistry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1461024
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