Wolf AK1, Glinnemann J, Fink L, Alig E, Bolte M, Schmidt MU.
Acta Crystallogr B. 2010 Apr;66(Pt 2):229-36. doi: 10.1107/S0108768110003423. Epub 2010 Mar 16.No crystal structure at ambient pressure is known for tetramethylsilane, Si(CH(3))(4), which is used as a standard in NMR spectroscopy. Possible crystal structures were predicted by global lattice-energy minimizations using force-field methods. The lowest-energy structure corresponds to the high-pressure room-temperature phase (Pa3, Z = 8). Low-temperature crystallization at 100 K resulted in a single crystal, and its crystal structure has been determined. Read More