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Published February 2002 | Published + Supplemental Material
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Some 60 new space-group corrections


Some 60 examples of crystal structures are presented which can be better described in space groups of higher symmetry than used in the original publications. These are divided into three categories: (A) incorrect Laue group (33 examples), (B) omission of a center of symmetry (22 examples), (C) omission of a center of symmetry coupled with a failure to recognize systematic absences (nine examples). Category A errors do not lead to significant errors in molecular geometry, but these do accompany the two other types of error. There are 19 of the current set of examples which have publication dates of 1996 or later. Critical scrutiny on the part of authors, editors and referees is needed to eliminate such errors in order not to impair the role of crystal structure analysis as the chemical court of last resort.

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© 2002 International Union of Crystallography. Received 2 June 2001; Accepted 12 October 2001.

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