ABSTRACT Single crystals of m-Nitroacetanilide (mNAa) were successfully grown by slow evaporation method at a constant temperature 40°C from methanol solution. The solubility studies for mNAa were estimated. The cell dimensions were obtained by single crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD) study. The functional groups have been confirmed using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) analysis. The placement of protons was identified from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) spectral analysis. UV-visible and fluorescence spectral analyses were carried out for the grown crystals. Thermo gravimetric analysis and differential thermal analysis were carried out to determine the thermal properties of the as grown crystal. The Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) efficiency of mNAa was also determined.
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