Structure of Benzil

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C. C. Caldwell and R. J. W. le Fèvre1, by a comparison of the dipole moments of benzil and of phenanthraquinone in various solvents, are able to suggest that the former molecule has a maximum stability when the two units lie in planes which are mutually perpendicular.

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    NATURE, 143, 803 (1939).

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    Allen, N. C. B., Phil. Mag., 3, 1037 (1927).

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    Indian J. Phys., 11, 409 (1937).

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KNAGGS, I., LONSDALE, K. Structure of Benzil. Nature 143, 1023–1024 (1939) doi:10.1038/1431023a0

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