The crystal structure of the highly metastable β-form of RDX shows that the molecules adopt different conformations compared to the α-form and that, contrary to previous reports, the β-form obtained at ambient pressure is not the same form as that obtained at elevated temperatures and pressures.
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Millar, D. I. A., Oswald, I. D. H., Francis, D. J., Marshall, W. G., Pulham, C. R., & Cumming, A. S. (2009). The crystal structure of beta-RDX-an elusive form of an explosive revealed. Chemical Communications (London), 5, 562-564. https://doi.org/10.1039/B817966B