Crystal Structure of Thianthren and Selenanthren


IN a recent paper by Cullinane and Plummer1 on the isomorphous relationships of some analogous organic derivatives of oxygen, sulphur and selenium, we gave the results of some preliminary crystallo-graphic measurements on thianthren and selenanthren (diphenylene disulphide and diphenylene diselenide). The crystallographic measurements have now been completed and an X-ray determination made of the sizes of the unit cells. The results are here given and refer to a different c-axis from that quoted in the paper by Cullimane and Plummer.

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    Cullinane and Plummer, J. Chem. Soc., 63 (1938).

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    Prasad, Shanker and Peermohamed, J. Ind. Chem. Soc., 14, 177 (1937).

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    Cox, Chem. Soc. Annual Reports, 34, 189 (1937).

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CRACKSTON, J., WOOD, R. Crystal Structure of Thianthren and Selenanthren. Nature 142, 257 (1938).

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