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The lock-in phase in the urotropine-sebacic acid system

The 1,10-decanedioic acid-1,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.1(3,7)]decane (1/1) system, C10H18O4.C6H12N4, was studied at 215 (2) K. Its analysis provides important information with regard to the long-standing acid-carboxylate controversy in the urotropine-alkanedioic acid system. In the present structure, all the chain end-groups display a clear acid character. The asymmetric unit of this commensurate modulated phase contains two molecules of diacid as well as two molecules of urotropine. Furthermore, the chain packing suggests a possible order parameter for the lock-in transition. [References: 9] 9

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