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Published: 14 May 2020

608 Pages | 320 line drawings and 15 half-tone figures


ISBN: 9780199655441

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Polymorphism in Molecular Crystals

Second Edition

Joel Bernstein

International Union of Crystallography Monographs on Crystallography

  • Introduces the basics and principles of polymorphism
  • Provides experimental methods and theoretical guidelines for searching for and identifying polymorphs
  • Summarizes the latest methods for analysing and characterizing polymorphs
  • Three separate chapters discuss in detail the importance of polymorphism in pharmaceuticals, pigments and energetic materials
  • Special chapter on polymorphism and patents deals with issues and examples of litigations on pharmaceuticals involving polymorphism

New to this Edition:

  • Major revision of methods of searching for polymorphs, both computationally and experimentally
  • Major update of experimental and analytical methods for identifying and characterizing polymorphs
  • Updates of major developments related to polymorphism in pharmaceuticals, high energy materials and pigments, including extensive references
  • Complete revision of the chapter on polymorphism and patents with descriptions of a number of important litigations since the first edition
  • Over 1000 new references, covering new literature since the previous edition

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