Molecular conformational studies of cellulose nitrate

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Molecular conformations of cellulose nitrate (NC) models have been studied by potential energy calculations. Three low energy conformations were found for rotation of the primary nitrate group. Two relatively broad low energy minima were found on the Φ, Ψ map, the lowest energy of which implies a backbone configuration for NC of a 52 helix, consistent with published X-ray data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-768
Number of pages4
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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