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Outstanding Reviewers for CrystEngComm in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for CrystEngComm in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor Dino Aquilano, University of Torino
Dr Timur Atabaev, Seoul National University
Dr Ian Dance, Unversity of New South Wales
Dr Laszlo Fabian, University of East Anglia
Professor Huiging Fan, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Dr Goutam Kole, SRM University
Dr Mahesh Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
Dr Zheng Ren, University of Connecticut
Dr Dongpeng Yan, Beijing Normal University
Dr Jiatao Zhang, Beijing Institute of Technology

We would also like to thank the CrystEngComm board and the Inorganic community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Welcoming new Editorial board member: Professor Tong-Bu Lu

Welcome to CrystEngComm’s newest Editorial board member – Professor Tong-Bu Lu. Professor Lu works at the Institute for New Energy Materials and Low Carbon Technologies, based at the Tianjin University of Technology, China.

His research interests include the recognition and activation of molecules and ions by the macrocyclic compounds; the constructions of porous metal-organic frameworks, and investigation of their properties for gases storages and separation, ions exchange and chiral separation and pharmaceutical polymorphs and cocrystals. He has been recognised as a distinguished Professor in Guangdong Province, China

Please see below a selection of recent articles published by Professor Lu for CrystEngComm:

Interpenetrating metal–organic frameworks
Yun-Nan Gong, Di-Chang Zhong and Tong-Bu Lu
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 2596-2606
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00371K, Highlight

Synthesis and structures of dinuclear cryptates with Zn(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II): tuning the cascade binding mode with metal ions
Feng Yan, Xiao-Mei Zhuang and Tong-Bu Lu
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 5832-5840
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00817D, Paper

Thermodynamics and preliminary pharmaceutical characterization of a melatonin–pimelic acid cocrystal prepared by a melt crystallization method
Yan Yan, Jia-Mei Chen and Tong-Bu Lu
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 612-620
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01921K, Paper

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Major society chemistry publishers jointly commit to integration with ORCID

ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship and innovation activities, ensuring authors gain full credit for their work.

Today, we signed their open letter, along with ACS Publications, committing to unambiguous identification of all authors that publish in our journals.

The official press release can be read here.

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25th Symposium on Organic Crystals

Congratulations to Mr Asato Mizuno the CrystEngComm presentation prize winner at the 25th Symposium on Organic Crystals which took place from the 18th – 19th September in Koyoto, Japan.

The symposium was organised by the Organic Crystals Division – Chemical Society of Japan. Mr Mizuno’s presentation was titled: ‘Structures and Physical Properties of 3D Crystals Formed by a Triangular π Radical’.

Poster prize winner

From left to right: Prof Rui Tamura, President of Organic Crystals Division – Chemical Society of Japan, Center: Mr Asato, Right: Hiromitsu Urakami

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Poster prize winners at the 66th Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry Symposium

Congratulations to the poster prize winners at the 66th Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry Symposium which took place from the 10th – 12th September in Fukuoka, Japan.  CrystEngComm and Dalton Transactions provided support in the form of poster prizes which were awarded to Takumi Hanaya (University of Tokyo) for his poster titled: ‘Synthesis and Photocatalysis of Mixed Valence Tin Oxide Clusters within Polyoxometalates’ and Takafumi Enomoto (Institute of Molecular Science) for his poster: ‘Near-infrared Light Induced Electron Transfer Reaction Using Distorted Phthalocyanine’.

The symposium is an opportunity for members to exchange ideas in order to contribute to advances in the field of coordination chemistry in Japan. The society is currently composed of 725 ordinary members, 23 Emeritus members, 267 student members, and 12 companies from legal entities. Further information can be found on the webpage.

JSCC 2016 winners

From left to right, front row: Dalton Transactions winner, Takafumi Enomoto and CrystEngComm award winner, Takumi Hanaya bottom right. Standing to the right of Takumi Hanaya is Professor Hiroshi Nishihara, president of the Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) and a member of the Dalton Transactions Advisory Board.

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Top 10 most accessed articles

The most downloaded articles for the months of October, November and December 2015 were:

Nanocrystal engineering of noble metals and metal chalcogenides: controlling the morphology, composition and crystallinity
Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Stefanos Mourdikoudis, Isabel Pastoriza-Santos and  Jorge Pérez-Juste
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 3727-3762
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00112A

Fundamental growth principles of colloidal metal nanoparticles – a new perspective

Jörg Polte
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 6809-6830
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01014D

Layered organic–inorganic hybrid perovskites: structure, optical properties, film preparation, patterning and templating engineering
Ziyong Cheng and Jun Lin*
CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 2646-2662
DOI: 10.1039/C001929A

A comprehensive review on synthesis methods for transition-metal oxide nanostructures
Ting Guo, Ming-Shui Yao, Yuan-Hua Lin* and Ce-Wen Nan
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 3551-3585
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00034C

Bulk crystal growth of hybrid perovskite material CH3NH3PbI
3
Yangyang Dang, Yang Liu, Youxuan Sun, Dongsheng Yuan, Xiaolong Liu, Weiqun Lu, Guangfeng Liu, Haibing Xia* and Xutang Tao*
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 665-670
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02106A

How to print a crystal structure model in 3D
Teng-Hao Chen,* Semin Lee, Amar H. Flood and Ognjen Š. Miljanić
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 5488-5493
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00371C

Rational design of metal–organic frameworks with anticipated porosities and functionalities
Muwei Zhang, Mathieu Bosch, Thomas Gentle III and Hong-Cai Zhou*
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 4069-4083
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00321G

Transition metal carboxylate coordination polymers with amide-bridged polypyridine co-ligands: assemblies and properties

Ju-Wen Zhang, Xiao-Min Kan, Xiao-Li Li, Jian Luan and Xiu-Li Wang*
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 3887-3907
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02531H

Metal–organic frameworks as heterogeneous photocatalysts: advantages and challenges
M. A. Nasalevich, M. van der Veen, F. Kapteijn and J. Gascon*
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 4919-4926
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00032C

Tuning of the crystal engineering and photoelectrochemical properties of crystalline tungsten oxide for optoelectronic device applications

Jin You Zheng, Zeeshan Haider, Thanh Khue Van, Amol Uttam Pawar, Myung Jong Kang, Chang Woo Kim and Young Soo Kang*
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 6070-6093
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00900F

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2016 CrystEngComm HOT articles

Take a look at our 2016 HOT articles which have been carefully selected by our referees. These are free to access for 4 weeks and will be updated regularly so keep checking! These have also been compiled into a collection for viewing on our website.

Graphene oxide-templated preferential growth of continuous MOF thin films
Daeok Kim and Ali Coskun
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02188J

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Free to access until 18th March 2016


Synthesis of the biocompatible and highly stable MIL-127(Fe): from large scale synthesis to particle size control
Hubert Chevreau, Anastasia Permyakova, Farid Nouar, Paul Fabry, Carine Livage, Florence Ragon, Alfonso Garcia-Marquez, Thomas Devic, Nathalie Steunou, Christian Serre and Patricia Horcajada
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01864A

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Free to access until 18th March 2016


Crystal structure of disordered nanocrystalline αII-quinacridone determined by electron diffraction
T. E. Gorelik, C. Czech, S. M. Hammer and M. U. Schmidt
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 529-535
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01855B

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Free to access until 18th March 2016


Syntheses and characterization of aryl-substituted pyrogallol[4]arenes and resorcin[4]arenes
Constance R. Pfeiffer, Kyle A. Feaster, Scott J. Dalgarno and Jerry L. Atwood
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 222-229
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01792K

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Free to access until 18th March 2016


Control of interpenetration of copper-based MOFs on supported surfaces by electrochemical synthesis
Sumit Sachdeva, Alexey Pustovarenko, Ernst J. R. Sudhölter, Freek Kapteijn, Louis C. P. M. de Smet and Jorge Gascon
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02462E

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Free to access until 18th March 2016


Tuning the optical, electronic and luminescence properties of LaOCl:Eu3+via structural and lattice strain modulation
Li Lv, Ting Wang, Sipeng Li, Yiguo Su and Xiaojing Wang
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 907-916
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02098K

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Free to access until 18th March 2016



A brief review of the crucial progress on heterometallic polyoxotungstates in the past decade
Jiancai Liu, Qing Han, Lijuan Chen and Junwei Zhao
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 842-862
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02378E

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Free to access until 18th March 2016



Synthesis, X-ray characterization, DFT calculations and Hirshfeld surface analysis of thiosemicarbazone complexes of Mn+ ions (n = 2, 3; M = Ni, Cd, Mn, Co and Cu)
Ghodrat Mahmoudi, Alfonso Castiñeiras, Piotr Garczarek, Antonio Bauzá, Arnold L. Rheingold, Vasyl Kinzhybalo and Antonio Frontera
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 1009-1023
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02371H

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Free to access until 18th March 2016


Power driven tunable white upconversion luminescence from Lu2TeO6 tri-doped with Yb3+, Tm3+ and Ho3+
J. F. Tang, G. N. Li, C. Yang, J. Gou, D. H. Luo and H. He
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 9048-9054
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01734C

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Free to access until 19th February 2016


N-donor ligands enhancing luminescence properties of seven Zn/Cd(II) MOFs based on a large rigid π-conjugated carboxylate ligand
Run-Ping Ye, Xin Zhang, Ji-Quan Zhai, Ye-Yan Qin, Lei Zhang, Yuan-Gen Yao and Jian Zhang
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 9155-9166
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01884F

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Free to access until 19th February 2016


Syntheses and characterization of aryl-substituted pyrogallol[4]arenes and resorcin[4]arenes
Constance R. Pfeiffer, Kyle A. Feaster, Scott J. Dalgarno and Jerry L. Atwood
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 222-229
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01792K

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Free to access until 19th February 2016


Quantitative estimate of cohesion forces
Michał Kaźmierczak and Andrzej Katrusiak
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 9423-9430
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01942G

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Free to access until 19th February 2016


Ameliorated synthetic methodology for crystalline lanthanoid–metalloporphyrin open frameworks based on a multitopic octacarboxy-porphyrin scaffold: structural, gas sorption and photophysical properties
Bharat Kumar Tripuramallu, Hatem M. Titi, Sadipan Roy, Roli Verma and Israel Goldberg
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 515-520
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02048D

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Free to access until 19th February 2016



Crystal structure of disordered nanocrystalline αII-quinacridone determined by electron diffraction
T. E. Gorelik, C. Czech, S. M. Hammer and M. U. Schmidt
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 529-535
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01855B

graphical abstract

Free to access until 19th February 2016

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End of year HOT articles!

December 2015’s HOT articles are below and free to access for 4 weeks. These are also in a collection available for viewing on our website.

Intermolecular interaction energies in transition metal coordination compounds
Andrew G. P. Maloney, Peter A. Wood and Simon Parsons
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 9300-9310
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01522G

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Free to access until 23rd December 2015


α,ω-Alkanediyldiammonium dications sealed within calix[5]arene capsules with a hydrophobic bayonet-mount fastening
Giovanna Brancatelli, Giuseppe Gattuso, Silvano Geremia, Nadia Manganaro, Anna Notti, Sebastiano Pappalardo, Melchiorre F. Parisi and Ilenia Pisagatti
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 7915-7921
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01558H

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Free to access until 23rd December 2015


Combinatorial crystal synthesis of ternary solids based on 2-methylresorcinol
Niyaz A. Mir, Ritesh Dubey, Srinu Tothadi and Gautam R. Desiraju
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 7866-7869
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01280E

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Free to access until 23rd December 2015

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Prize winners at the 24th Symposium on Organic Crystals

Congratulations to our CrystEngComm prize winner Tomonori Ikegami (Hokkaido University) who was awarded for best oral presentation at the 24th Symposium on Organic Crystals which took place at Hiroshima University, Japan from the 1st – 3rd November 2015.

The symposium was organized by the Organic Crystals Division of the Chemical Society of Japan. Hiromitsu Urakami, our RSC representative for Japan was in attendance and commented that the award was “very well received” by the attendants at the symposium.

The president of the Organic Crystals Division, Professor Rui Tamura (Kyoto University) was also on hand to present awards.

(Far left) Professor Rui Tamura (Kyoto University & Organic Crystals Division President) with Hiromitsu Urakami (RSC) and award winners

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Poster prize winners at ECM29

(Far left) Professor Christer Aakeroy (Associate Editor, CrystEngComm) with the poster prize winners

Many congratulations to the following CrystEngComm poster prize winners: Josefina Perles (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain), Laura Valles Rios (Freie Universitat, Berlin) and Shu Tsukui (Kyoto University, Japan) who were presented with their certificates by our Associate Editor, Professor Christer Aakeroy at the 29th European crystallographic meeting which took place in Rovinj, Croatia from the 23rd-28th August 2015.

The meeting took 4 years of preparation and stemmed from the Executive Committee of the Croatian Crystallographic Association (CCA) accepting an invitation of the European Crystallographic Association to present the bid to host the ECM29 in Croatia.

Further information about the meeting can be viewed here.

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