Crystal structure of a small amphiphilic compound: heptane-1,2,3-triol

Anke Müller-Fahrnow, Rolf Hilgenfeld, Gaston Pflügl, Wolfram Saenger*

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The crystal structure of heptane-1,2,3-tril (space group P21 c, a = 20.488(8), b = 4.810(2), c = 9.087(5) A ̊, β = 103.03(4)°) was determined by X-ray diffraction methods and refined to K = 0.072 (Rw = 0.062). The molecules adopt an all-trans conformation. They are arranged tail-to-tail in the crystal lattice and linked by hydrogen bonds which involve all hydroxyl groups and form infinite chains in the b,c plane.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBBA - Biomembranes
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 16.01.1989

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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