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Contact: Dr. Norbert Heeb
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Crystal Structures

Caption: This image shows crystal structures of (-) alpha, (-) beta and (-) gamma HBCDs (top to bottom). Alpha HBCD compounds in particular do not biodegrade well and accumulate along food chains.

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