Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy

Growth and characterization of Melaminium bis (trichloroacetate) dihydrate.

PMID 23099168


Single crystals of melaminium bis (trichloroacetate) dihydrate have been grown successfully by slow evaporation solution growth technique at room temperature. Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveals that the compound crystallizes in monoclinic system with non -centrosymmetric space group C2 with lattice parameters a=17.70 Å, b=8.44 Å, c=6.09 Å, α=90°, β=100.24°, γ=90° and V=900 (Å)3. The UV-Vis transmittance spectrum shows that the crystal has a good optical transmittance in the entire visible region with lower cutoff wavelength of 351 nm. The vibrational frequencies of various functional groups present in the crystal have been derived from FI-IR, FT-Raman and Confocal Raman analyses. The chemical structure of the compound was established by 1H and 13C NMR spectrum. TGA-DTA analysis reveals that the materials have good thermal stability and the melting point of the crystal is found to be 195°C. The dielectric response of the crystals was studied in the frequency range 50 Hz to 5 MHz at different temperatures and the results are discussed. Etching studies show the growth pattern of the crystals. The second harmonic generation efficiency was measured in comparison with KDP by employing powder Kurtz method.