Structure of p-Diphenylbenzene and its Raman Spectrum


THERE have been very few structure determinations of aromatic compounds which contain three benzene rings. the structure of p-diphenylbenzene of the diphenylbenzene family has been studied by L. W. Pickett1 by the method of trial and error and Fourier analysis, and this tends to show that the molecule of this compound is planar in form. In the present investigation our object is to attack the problem from a study of the Raman spectra of such compounds.

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MUKERJI, S., SINGH, L. Structure of p-Diphenylbenzene and its Raman Spectrum. Nature 144, 382–383 (1939).

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