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A second, monoclinic, polymorph of the title compound, C14H8Cl2, has been found. In addition to the structure of this monoclinic form, the structure of the previously described orthorhombic form [Desvergne, Chekpo & Bouas-Laurent (1978). J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. 2, pp. 84-87; Benites, Maverick & Fronczek (1996). Acta Cryst. C52, 647-648] has been redetermined at low temperature and using modern methods. The low-temperature structure of the orthorhombic form is of significantly higher quality than the previously published structure and additional details can be derived. A comparison of the crystal packing of the two forms with a focus on weak intermolecular C-HCl interactions shows the monoclinic structure to have one such interaction linking the molecules into infinite ribbons, while two crystallographically independent C-HCl interactions give rise to an interesting infinite three-dimensional network in the orthorhombic crystal form.
Müller, P., Fronczek, F. R., Smith, S. J., Mako, T., & Levine, M. (2013). Two polymorphs of 1,8-dichloroanthracene. Acta. Cryst., C69, 199-203. doi: 10.1107/S0108270113001790
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