Polymorphism in Molecular Crystals, Paperback / softback Book


Polymorphism - the multiplicity of structures or forms - is a term that is used in many disciplines.

In chemistry it refers to the existence of more than one crystal structure for a particular chemical substance.

The properties of a substance are determined by its composition and by its structure.

In the last two decades, there has been a sharp rise in the interest in polymorphic systems, as an intrinsically interesting phenomenon and as an increasingly importantcomponent in the development and marketing of a variety of materials based on organic molecules (e.g. pharmaceuticals, dyes and pigments, explosives, etc.).

This book summarizes and brings up to date the current knowledge and understanding of polymorphism of molecular crystals, and concentrates it inone comprehensive source.

The book will be an invaluable reference for students, researchers, and professionals in the field.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 428 pages, 280 line drawings and diagrams, 20 halftones, 4pp colour plates
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Pharmaceutical industries
  • ISBN: 9780199236565


Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the International Union of Crystallography Monographs on Crystallography series   |  View all