9-t-Butyl-9,10-Dihydroanthracene; Modified Tangent Procedure

  • Herbert A. Hauptman


The modified tangent procedure (VII, (2.4)) has been shown to result in more accurate phasing than the simple tangent formula (VII, (1.15)) when applied to the data for three solved steroid crystal structures (VII, §3 and §4). However, the simple tangent formula had been adequate to solve these structures and, based on these results alone, it was questionable whether the modified tangent procedure would allow for a structure solution in a case where the tangent formula itself was unsuccessful. The analysis of 9-t-butyl-9,10-dihydroanthracene (C18H20), a hydrocarbon crystallizing in space group P212121, provided an example where this situation occurred.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1972

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  • Herbert A. Hauptman
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  1. 1.Mathematical Biophysics DepartmentMedical Foundation of BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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