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3D printed micrometer-scale polymer mounts for single crystal analysis

Macdonald, NP ORCID: 0000-0001-6857-5458, Bunton, GL, Park, AY, Breadmore, MC ORCID: 0000-0001-5591-4326 and Kilah, NL ORCID: 0000-0002-0615-3791 2017 , '3D printed micrometer-scale polymer mounts for single crystal analysis' , Analytical Chemistry, vol. 89, no. 8 , pp. 4405-4408 , doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00443.

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Abstract

3D printed micrometer-scale polymer mounts for single crystal analysis have been prepared by photopolymerization using digital light projection stereolithography (DLP-SLA), with a commercially available digital light projection stereolithography printer (US$4000) and 3DM-ABS resin (US$150 per liter). The polymer mounts were prepared in batches of 49 in 1 h 15 min, which allowed for rapid prototyping and testing of new crystal mounting designs, with a resin cost of 0.2¢ US per mount. The suitability of the 3D printed mounts for single crystal crystallography has been demonstrated through their use in Cu Kα X-ray diffraction experiments of Rochelle salt (sodium potassium tartrate), the protein lysozyme, and has been employed for routine crystallographic analysis of organic and inorganic materials.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Macdonald, NP and Bunton, GL and Park, AY and Breadmore, MC and Kilah, NL
Keywords: 3D printing, crystallography, crystal mounting
Journal or Publication Title: Analytical Chemistry
Publisher: Amer Chemical Soc
ISSN: 0003-2700
DOI / ID Number: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00443
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Copyright 2017 American Chemical Society

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