Haloethanes: Pressure freezing, structural studies and development of "Legoland" architecture


Anna Olejniczak1, Andrzej Katrusiak, katran@amu.edu.pl1, and Ashwani Vij, ashwani.vij@edwards.af.mil2. (1) Department of Crystallography, Adam Mickiewicz University, Grunwaldzka 6, 60-780, Poznan, Poland, (2) Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL/PRSP, Edwards AFB, CA 93523, Edwards AFB, CA 93524
High Pressure Diamond Anvil Cells (HP-DAC) have been used to pressure crystallize haloethanes of the type XCF2CF2X (X=Br or I). The role of these materials as important ingrediants in development of molecular "Legoland" architecture will be discussed.