5-Fluorobenzoyl-4-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethynyl-1-methylimidazole 1 exhibited a thermosalient effect without phase transition. The crystal of 1 was jumped by heating to about 80 °C using a hot plate. No phase transition peak was observed at this temperature range according to DSC measurement, unlike renowned thermosalient crystals. Variable-temperature X-ray crystal structure analyses revealed that anisotropical cell constant expansion resulting from the torsion angle change between the imidazole group and carbonyl moiety induced unit cell constant expansion and the thermosalient effect.
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