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Polar stacking of molecules in liquid chloroform

Shephard, J.J.; Soper, A.K.; Callear, S.K.; Imberti, S.; Evans, J.S.O.; Salzmann, C.G.

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J.J. Shephard

A.K. Soper

S.K. Callear

S. Imberti

C.G. Salzmann


Using neutron diffraction and the isotopic substitution technique we have investigated the local structure of liquid chloroform. A strong tendency for polar stacking of molecules with collinear alignment of dipole moments is found. We speculate that these polar stacks contribute to the performance of chloroform as a solvent.


Shephard, J., Soper, A., Callear, S., Imberti, S., Evans, J., & Salzmann, C. (2015). Polar stacking of molecules in liquid chloroform. Chemical Communications, 51(23), 4770-4773.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 21, 2015
Deposit Date May 4, 2015
Publicly Available Date May 5, 2015
Journal Chemical Communications
Print ISSN 1359-7345
Electronic ISSN 1364-548X
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 51
Issue 23
Pages 4770-4773


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