On the origin of surfaces-dependent growth of benzoic acid crystal inferred through the droplet evaporation method - Publikacja - MOST Wiedzy


On the origin of surfaces-dependent growth of benzoic acid crystal inferred through the droplet evaporation method


Crystal growth behavior of benzoic acid crystals on different surfaces was examined. The performed experiments documented the existence of very strong influence introduced by polar surfaces as glass, gelatin, and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) on the growth of benzoic acid crystals. These surfaces impose strong orientation effect resulting in a dramatic reduction of number of faces seen with x-ray powder diffractions (XPRD). However, scrapping the crystal off the surface leads to a morphology that is similar to the one observed for bulk crystallization. The surfaces of low wettability (paraffin) seem to be useful for preparation of amorphous powders, even for well-crystallizable compounds. The performed quantum chemistry computations characterized energetic contributions to stabilization of morphology related faces. It has been demonstrated, that the dominant face (002) of benzoic acid crystal, growing on polar surfaces, is characterized by the highest densities of intermolecular interaction energies determining the highest cohesive properties among all studied faces. Additionally, the inter-layer interactions, which stand for adhesive properties, are also the strongest in the case of this face. Thus, quantum chemistry computations providing detailed description of energetic contributions can be successfully used for clarification of adhesive and cohesive nature of benzoic acids crystal faces.


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Autorzy (5)

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Piotr Cysewski

    Piotr Cysewski

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Maciej Przybyłek

    Maciej Przybyłek

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Tomasz Miernik

    Tomasz Miernik

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Mirosław Kobierski

    Mirosław Kobierski

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Dorota Ziółkowska

    Dorota Ziółkowska

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Opublikowano w:
STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY nr 26, wydanie 3, strony 705 - 712,
ISSN: 1040-0400
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Cyfrowy identyfikator dokumentu elektronicznego (otwiera się w nowej karcie) 10.1007/s11224-014-0528-x

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