Amino acids often cocrystallize with water molecules, which make them pseudopolymorphs of their anhydrous forms. In this work, we discuss in detail the hydrogen bond patterns in anhydrous L-proline and DL-proline and its pseudopolymorphic forms: L-proline monohydrate and DL-proline monohydrate. For this propose, the crystal structure of L-proline anhydrous was determined from synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data and refined using the Rietveld method. Special emphasis is given to the role played by the water molecule in the hydrogen bond network observed in the crystalline structures.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics