This weeks 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,
        Chemical Science,
        CrystEngComm,
        Dalton Transactions,
        Journal of Materials Chemistry,
        Nanoscale
        New Journal of Chemistry,
        RSC Advances.

Guest-induced crystal-to-crystal expansion and contraction of a 3-D porous coordination polymer
Witold M. Bloch and Christopher J. Sumby
Chem. Commun., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17440E, Communication

Occurrence of spontaneous resolution of ketoprofen with a racemic crystal structure by simple crystallization under nonequilibrium preferential enrichment conditions
Rajesh G Gonnade, Sekai Iwama, Ryusuke Sugiwake, K Manoj, Hiroki Takahashi, Hirohito Tsue and Rui Tamura
Chem. Commun., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC18132K, Communication

Solvent-induced single-crystal to single-crystal transformation of a 2D coordination network to a 3D metal-organic framework greatly enhances porosity and hydrogen uptake
Wenbin Lin, Liang Wen and Peng Cheng
Chem. Commun., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17298D, Communication

Breathing Molecular Crystals: Halogen and Hydrogen Bonded Porous Molecular Crystals with Solvent Induced Adaptation of the Nano-sized Channels
Kari Raatikainen and Kari Rissanen
Chem. Sci., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC00997H, Edge Article

Role of intermolecular interactions involving organic fluorine in trifluoromethylated benzanilides
Piyush Panini and Deepak Chopra
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06254B

Homochiral lanthanoid(III) mesoxalate metal–organic frameworks: synthesis, crystal growth, chirality, magnetic and luminescent properties
Beatriz Gil-Hernández, Jana K. Maclaren, Henning A. Höppe, Jorge Pasán, Joaquín Sanchiz and Christoph Janiak
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06496K

Synthon preferences in cocrystals of cis-carboxamides:carboxylic acids
Alaina M. Moragues-Bartolome, William Jones and Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza
CrystEngComm, 2012
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06241K

Enhanced formation of PbSe nanorods via combined solution–liquid–solid growth and oriented attachment
Min-Seok Kim and Yun-Mo Sung
CrystEngComm, 2012, DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06353K

A family of 2D and 3D coordination polymers involving a trigonal tritopic linker
Ines Maria Hauptvogel, Volodymyr Bon, Ronny Grünker, Igor A. Baburin, Irena Senkovska, Uwe Mueller and Stefan Kaskel
Dalton Trans., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT12072K, Paper

Nanocrystalline CaYAlO4:Tb3+/Eu3+ as promising phosphors for full-color field emission displays
Dongling Geng, Guogang Li, Mengmeng Shang, Chong Peng, Yang Zhang, Ziyong Cheng and Jun Lin
Dalton Trans., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT12222G, Paper

Effect of ZnS and CdS coating on the photovoltaic properties of CuInS2-sensitized photoelectrodes
Guoping Xu, Shulin Ji, Chunhui Miao, Guodong Liu and Changhui Ye
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM15908B, Paper

A new building block, bis(thiophene vinyl)-pyrimidine, for constructing excellent two-photon absorption materials: synthesis, crystal structure and properties
Dugang Chen, Cheng Zhong, Xiaohu Dong, Zhihong Liu and Jingui Qin
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM14766A, Paper

Large area, soft crystalline thin films of N,N′,N′′-trialkyltriazatriangulenium salts with homeotropic alignment of the discotic cores in a lamellar lattice
Thomas Just Sørensen, Christoffer B. Hildebrandt, Jonas Elm, Jens W. Andreasen, Anders Ø. Madsen, Fredrik Westerlund and Bo W. Laursen
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM15954F, Paper

Magnetic spherical cores partly coated with periodic mesoporous organosilica single crystals
Jing Li, Yong Wei, Wei Li, Yonghui Deng and Dongyuan Zhao
Nanoscale, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11941B, Paper

A highly stable, efficient visible-light driven water photoelectrolysis system using a nanocrystalline WO3 photoanode and a methane sulfonic acid electrolyte
Renata Solarska, Rafał Jurczakowski and Jan Augustynski
Nanoscale, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11573E, Communication

Seeded growth induced amorphous to crystalline transformation of niobium oxide nanostructures
Subhra Jana and Robert M. Rioux
Nanoscale, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11803C, Paper

Sonochemistry synthesis and enhanced photocatalytic H2-production activity of nanocrystals embedded in CdS/ZnS/In2S3 microspheres
Zaoyu Shen, Gang Chen, Qun Wang, Yaoguang Yu, Chao Zhou and Yu Wang
Nanoscale, 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR12045C, Paper

Synthesis and thermal behavior of chiral dimers: occurrence of highly frustrated and cholesteric liquid crystal phases
G. Shanker and C. V. Yelamaggad
New J. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NJ21035E, Paper

Cation binding resorcinarene bis-crowns: the effect of lower rim alkyl chain length on crystal packing and solid lipid nanoparticles
Kaisa Helttunen, Kirsi Salorinne, Tahnie Barboza, Hélène Campos Barbosa, Aku Suhonen and Maija Nissinen
New J. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NJ20981K, Paper

Improved Electrochemical Performances of Nanocrystalline Li[Li0.2Mn0.54Ni0.13Co0.13]O2 Cathode Material for Li-ion Batteries
Yuliang Cao
RSC Adv., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20122D, Paper

Synthesis of CaCO3/graphene composite crystals for ultra-strong structural materials
Xiluan Wang, Hua Bai, Yuying Jia, Linjie Zhi, Liangti Qu, Yuxi Xu, Chun Li and Gaoquan Shi
RSC Adv., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA00765G, Paper

Tailoring cobalt doped zinc oxide nanocrystals with high capacitance activity: factors affecting structure and surface morphology
Marauo Davis, Cenk Gümeci, Bria Black, Carol Korzeniewski and Louisa Hope-Weeks
RSC Adv., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA00793B, Paper

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