Application of molecular mechanics to refine and understand the crystal structure of polythiophene and its oligomers (Articolo in rivista)

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  • Application of molecular mechanics to refine and understand the crystal structure of polythiophene and its oligomers (Articolo in rivista) (literal)
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  • 1997-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 (literal)
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  • 10.1002/mats.1997.040060403 (literal)
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  • Ferro D.R., Porzio W., Destri S., Ragazzi M., Brückner S., (1997)
    Application of molecular mechanics to refine and understand the crystal structure of polythiophene and its oligomers
    in Macromolecular theory and simulations; Wiley-VCH - Weinheim, Wheinheim (Germania)
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  • Ferro D.R., Porzio W., Destri S., Ragazzi M., Brückner S., (literal)
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  • Istituto di chimica delle Macromolecole, Università di Udine (literal)
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  • Application of molecular mechanics to refine and understand the crystal structure of polythiophene and its oligomers (literal)
Abstract
  • A molecular mechanics computational procedure, previously used for the refinement and the analysis of several crystalline polymers, was applied to investigate the crystal structures of the tetramer (T4) and hexamer (T6) of thiophene, as well as the crystal structure of polythiophene (PT). Simultaneous minimization of intra- and intermolecular energies of the T4 and T6 structures, obtained by Rietveld analysis of powder X-ray diffraction profiles, leads to molecular conformations showing smaller deviations from the ring co-planarity than the original models. For both oligomers the calculations confirm that the molecular centre of inversion is not a crystallographic centre of symmetry, as also revealed by X-ray diffraction of the T6 single crystal. This surprising effect appears to arise from intermolecular interactions between the terminal residues, hence is not relevant with respect to the PT polymer structure. The small energy cost for constraining the molecules at the crystallographic centre of symmetry is in agreement with experimental findings that reveal the existence of polymorphs for both T4 and T6. The calculations on the T6 single crystal were used to upgrade the MM2-like force field, which was then used to determine the minimum-energy model of the monoclinic crystal structure of polythiophene. (literal)
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