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Chem Commun (Camb). 2008 Jan 21;(3):295-307.

Crystal engineering with urea and thiourea hydrogen-bonding groups.

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Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6119, USA. custelceanr@ornl.gov

Abstract

The utilization of N,N'-disubstituted ureas and thioureas as design elements in the synthesis of crystalline organic solids is reviewed. These hydrogen-bonding units are versatile yet predictable building blocks that can be rationally employed in both crystal assembly and functionalization.

PMID:
18401890
DOI:
10.1039/b708921j

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