Molecular Structure of Plant Fibers Determined by X-rays

Abstract

It has been shown that the wall of the plant fiber is probably built up of unit groups of atoms which have assumed the form of a space lattice. The elementary cell of the lattice is an orthorhombic structure with the dimensions 6.10 x 5.40 x 10.30 A.u., and contains two unit groups equal in size to two C(6)H(10)O(5) groups. The crystallographic unit cell… (More)

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