Nov 012017

Tetrahedron Asymmetry 2017, 28(10), 1330-1336 [doi:10.1016/j.tetasy.2017.08.016]

Students of single crystal X-​ray diffraction are often give advice as to how best to collect their data when attempting absolute configuration determination.  These ‘rules’ often have more grounding in gut-​feeling than evidence.  Thus, in an effort to provide advice and evidence that today’s crystallographers can pass onto to tomorrow’s young scientists, we present a systematic study of 1-​deoxy-​L-​arabinitol, a straight chain sugar which crystallizes well in the space group I41.



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