Archive for December, 2010

HOT Article: Aluminium doped zinc oxide nanoplates

In this CrystEngComm Hot article, scientists at Harbin Normal University, China, made ZnO nanoplates by introducing Al3+ to change the growth and thickness of the nanostructures. Their method is particularly interesting as they do not use a template or surfactant.

One-step hydrothermal synthesis and optical properties of aluminium doped ZnO hexagonal nanoplates on a zinc substrate
Jia Liu, Lingling Xu, Bo Wei, Wei Lv, Hong Gao and Xitian Zhang
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00704H, Communication

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Hot Article: a mechanochemical reaction as it happens!

In this CrystEngComm Hot Article, Lee Brammer and colleagues look at making crystalline copper compounds mechanochemically, examining both solid-solid and solid-gas systems. The solid-gas reaction was monitored in situ using synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction and a specially designed gas-handling rig meaning that polymorphs formed during the reaction could be identified!

Synthesis and polymorphism of (4-ClpyH)2[CuCl4]: solid–gas and solid–solid reactions
Iñigo J. Vitorica-Yrezabal, Rachel A. Sullivan, Stephen L. Purver, Caroline Curfs, Chiu C. Tang and Lee Brammer
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00628A, Paper

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CrystEngComm Cover Image: Issue 1 now published.

In this month’s issue of CrystEngComm the outside cover showcases work by Xinling Tang and Masaharu Tsuji from Kyushu University, Japan. The image shows nanoparticles with a gold core and a gold/silver alloy shell, prepared via a two-step reduction method using dendritic branched gold nanoparticles as seeds.

The inside cover was produced by J. Griesbauer and co-workers at the University of Augsburg and University of Bonn, Germany, and shows the ablation of thin YIG films on SiO2 substrates using pulsed laser deposition, to form crystallised garnet thin films.

View the issue online here: CrystEngComm Issue 1, 2011

Outside Cover Article

Synthesis of Au core Au/Ag alloy shell nanoparticles using branched Au nanoparticles as seeds
Xinling Tang and Masaharu Tsuji
CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 72-76
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00018C, Paper

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Inside Cover Article

Mechano- and magneto-optical sensitivity of YIG buffer systems
J. Griesbauer, T. Körner, T. Wehlus, A. Heinrich, B. Stritzker, J. Simon and W. Mader
CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 77-82
DOI: 10.1039/C003533E, Paper

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This week’s CrystEngSelects

Here is this week’s selection of advanced articles of interest to crystal engineers from across the RSC journals.

Articles are chosen from:
ChemComm,
CrystEngComm,
Dalton Transactions,
Journal of Materials Chemistry,
New Journal of Chemistry,
Nanoscale,
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.

 

Chem. Commun., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04257A
 
Chem. Commun., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04293E, Communication
 
Chem. Commun., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03278F, Communication
 
Chem. Commun., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04052E, Communication
 
Evgen V. Govor, Andrey B. Lysenko, David Quiñonero, Eduard B. Rusanov, Alexander N. Chernega, Jens Moellmer, Reiner Staudt, Harald Krautscheid, Antonio Frontera and Konstantin V. Domasevitch
Chem. Commun., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04433D, Communication
 
Charlotte E. Willans, Sara French, Kirsty M. Anderson, Leonard J. Barbour, Jan-André Gertenbach, Gareth O. Lloyd, Robert J. Dyer, Peter C. Junk and Jonathan W. Steed
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01011A, Paper
 
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00749H, Paper
 
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00781A, Paper
 
Ying Zhao, Chunguang Li, Feifei Li, Zhan Shi and Shouhua Feng
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01198C, Paper
 
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00946F, Paper
 
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01024C, Paper
 
Xiaohui Guo, Wanv Wang, Guolong Wu, Ji Zhang, Chaochao Mao, Yonghui Deng and Haiqing Xia
New J. Chem., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00708K, Paper
 
Changlian Chen, Zhiliang Huang, Wenjuan Yuan, Jianqiu Li, Xiaokun Cheng and Ru-an Chi
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00090F, Paper
 
J. L. Ferreira da Silva, André P. Ferreira, M. Matilde Marques, Shrika G. Harjivan, M. Fátima M. da Piedade and M. Teresa Duarte
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00434K, Paper
 
Nikoletta B. Báthori and Luigi R. Nassimbeni
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00362J, Paper
 
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00446D, Paper
 
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00422G, Paper
 
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00580K, Paper
 
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00518E, Paper
 
Andrew D. Burrows, David J. Kelly, M. Infas Haja Mohideen, Mary F. Mahon, Viorica M. Pop and Christopher Richardson
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00310G, Paper
 
Pedro M. Martins, Fernando Rocha, Ana M. Damas and Peter Rein
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00390E, Paper
 
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00471E, Communication
 
Deng-Ke Cao, Thekku V. Sreevidya, Mark Botoshansky, Gilad Golden, Jason B. Benedict and Menahem Kaftory
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00489H, Paper
 
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00665C, Paper
 
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00704H, Communication
 
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00611D, Communication
 
Ming-Xing Li, Hui-Ling Chen, Jin-Peng Geng, Xiang He, Min Shao, Shou-Rong Zhu and Zhao-Xi Wang
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C002063J, Paper
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HOT Article: Metal-organic nanotubes

For the first time, metal-organic nanotubes have been made using a hydrogen-bonding self-assembly approach.

Jianlin Han and Yi Pan and colleagues from Nanjing University, China, used specially designed ligands to control the hydrogen bonding, constructing 2D layered structures that self-assembled into nanotubes. Such materials are exciting for their potential for use as molecular capillaries and sieves, and for use in biological models.

This CrystEngComm Hot article is free to read for a limited period.

Hydrogen-bonding self-assembly of two dimensional (2D) layer structures generating metal–organic nanotubes
Hailong Sun, Haibo Mei, Guanghui An, Jianlin Han and Yi Pan
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00471E , Communication

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