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Polymorphism in Benzamide

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  • The authors gratefully acknowledge Michela Brunelli for setting up beamline ID31 for this experiment and the referees for their helpful comments.

Abstract

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At long last, the crystal structure of the metastable form of benzamide, whose existence has been known of for over 170 years, has finally been solved by using a combination of in situ crystallization, high-speed synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction, and global-optimization methods of structure determination (see picture).

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