Multicomponent organic crystals at high pressure

  • 1 Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry Siberian Division of Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Kutateladze, 18, Novosibirsk, 630128, Russia; Novosibirsk State University, ul. Pirogova, 2, Novosibirsk, 630090 Russia


High-pressure research of the crystals of or­ganic and coordination compounds is now a well-established field. However, the studies of multicomponent crystals (hydrates, solvates, salts and co-crystals) are just emerging. The aim of this paper is to give a personal view of what makes the multicomponent organic systems peculiar for high-pressure research as compared with the monocomponent ones. Several different types of structure response to compression and reverse decompression are reviewed with examples based on research of salts, co-crystals and hydrates of amino acids. Challenges and prospects of further studies are discussed.

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