Structures and molecular motions in alkaline earth hexammines

W. S. Glaunsinger, T. R. White, R. B. Von Dreele, D. A. Gordon, R. F. Marzke., A. L. Bowman, J. L. Yarnell

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The alkaline earth hexammines have novel structures and molecular motions. The ammonia molecules in these compounds adopt an entirely different geometry from that of normal ammonia. There are two motional transitions as the temperature is increased. The first transition is due to ammonia rotation, and the second results from ammonia diffusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-417
Number of pages4
Issue number5644
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978


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Glaunsinger, W. S., White, T. R., Von Dreele, R. B., Gordon, D. A., Marzke., R. F., Bowman, A. L., & Yarnell, J. L. (1978). Structures and molecular motions in alkaline earth hexammines. Nature, 271(5644), 414-417.