Large molecular motions are tolerated in crystals of diamine double salt of trans-chlorocinnamic acids with trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane

Arunkumar Natarajan, Joel T. Mague, K. Venkatesan, Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Contrary to the general assumption that photoreactions in crystals may not proceed with large molecular motions, a pedal-like motion prompted by electronic excitation is believed to be involved during the β-dimer formation from the crystals of the diamine double salt of trans-2,4-dichlorocinnamic acid and trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1895-1898
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 12 2005


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  • Molecular Medicine

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