Structural investigation of a hydrogen bond order-disorder transition in a polar one-dimensional confined ice.
The hydrogen-bond arrangement within crystalline 2,3,6,7,10,11-hexahydroxytriphenylene tetrahydrate (HHTP·4H2O) undergoes an order-disorder transition at 240 K, as evidenced by the emergence and disappearance of systematic absence violations in variable-temperature single-crystal X-ray diffraction measurements. The low-temperature ordered phase is polar with ferroelectric coupling between neighbouring one-dimensional ice-like columns of hydrogen-bonded H2O molecules. At temperatures above 240...Expand abstract
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