Chemical Crystallography

DGK Workgroup Chemical Crystallography

The working group serves as a forum for DGK members whose interest lies in the field of chemical crystallography. This includes the determination of the single crystal structure of small molecules, the field of crystal chemistry, as well as the investigation of aperiodic crystals. In addition to the study of structural properties, crystal chemistry also includes the reactivity of crystalline solids – regardless of whether they are inorganic, organometallic or organic in nature. Advances in instrumentation and method development are leading to an almost exponential increase in single-crystal structures that are newly determined each year. This inevitably leads to a re-evaluation of single-crystal structure determination within the chemistry community. However, simplified access to single-crystal structures and the large amount of data available also open up new perspectives and possibilities for structural chemistry.

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Spokesperson of the working group:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Doert:

PD Dr. Alexander Pöthig: