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X-ray crystallography

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Crystalline 'sponges' offer a way to impose order on small molecules so that their structures can be solved by X-ray crystallography. This enables nanogram quantities of material to be analysed using the technique. See Article p.461

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Figure 1: Order imposed by a framework.

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Stallforth, P., Clardy, J. One size fits most. Nature 495, 456–457 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/495456a

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