3-Aminobenzenesulfonic acid: A disappearing polymorph

J. M. Rubin-Preminger, J. Bernstein

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We have identified and characterized the existence of two new polymorphic forms (orthorhombic needles and monoclinic plates) of 3-aminobenzenesulfonic acid, one of which was a previously unrecognized polymorphic form. The circumstances and events indicate that Form I may be considered a disappearing crystal form. The production of Form III was a serendipitous occurrence in an attempt to use the strategy of tailor-made additives to reobtain Form I; although unsuccessful, it has once more shown the need to explore as much of the chemical potential surface as possible even in a system as seemingly simple as this one.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1343-1349
Number of pages7
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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