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We provide evidence that citrate anions bridge between mineral platelets in bone and hypothesize that their presence acts to maintain separate platelets with disordered regions between them rather than gradual transformations into larger, more ordered blocks of mineral. To assess this hypothesis, we take as a model for a citrate bridging between layers of(More)
High-pressure phases of silane SiH4 are predicted using first-principles electronic structure methods. We search for low-enthalpy structures by relaxing from randomly chosen initial configurations, a strategy which is demonstrated to work well for unit cells containing up to at least ten atoms. We predict that silane will metallize at higher pressures than(More)
The (13)C CPMAS spectrum is presented for the polymorph of oxybuprocaine hydrochloride which is stable at room temperature, i.e. Mod. II degrees . It shows crystallographic splittings arising from the fact that there are two molecules, with substantially different conformations, in the asymmetric unit. An INADEQUATE two-dimensional experiment was used to(More)
Studies on the solid-state structure of two polymorphs of 4-methyl-2-nitroacetanilide (MNA) were conducted using magic-angle spinning (13)C, (15)N and (1)H NMR spectroscopy, together with first-principles computations of NMR shielding (including use of a program that takes explicit account of the translational symmetry inherent in crystalline structures).(More)
Density functional theory is demonstrated to reproduce the 13C and 11B NMR chemical shifts of icosahedral boron carbides with sufficient accuracy to extract previously unresolved structural information from experimental NMR spectra. B4C can be viewed as an arrangement of 3-atom linear chains and 12-atom icosahedra. According to our results, all the chains(More)
A recently developed method for calculating NMR J coupling in solid-state systems is applied to calculate hydrogen-bond-mediated (2h) J NN couplings across intra- or intermolecular N-H...N hydrogen bonds in two 6-aminofulvene-1-aldimine derivatives and the ribbon structure formed by a deoxyguanosine derivative. Excellent quantitative agreement is observed(More)
Computations for chemical shifts of molecular organic compounds using the gauge-including projector augmented wave method and the NMR-CASTEP code are reviewed. The methods are briefly introduced, and some general aspects involving the sources of uncertainty in the results are explored. The limitations are outlined. Successful applications of the(More)
The 1H, 13C and 19F magic-angle spinning NMR spectra have been recorded for Form 1 of flurbiprofen. In the case of 19F, spinning sideband analysis has produced data for the components of the shielding tensor. The chemical shift of the hydrogen-bonded proton was found to be 14.0 ppm. Shielding parameters for all three nuclei have been calculated using(More)
Molecular packing in two polymorphs of sibenadet hydrochloride (AR-C68397AA, Viozan™) is investigated using a combined experimental (1) H double-quantum (DQ) solid-state magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance and computational (gauge including projected augmented wave calculation of chemical shifts) approach. For Form I, NH-NH and NH-OH (1) H DQ(More)