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HOT Articles for September

Coordination polymers of a dipyridylazacrown ligand: structural, thermal and spectroscopic properties
William J. Gee, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Keith S. Murray and¬†Stuart R. Batten¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41202D

Tuning the composition of Zn‚ÄďFe‚ÄďO nanotube arrays: from zinc ferrite ZnFe2O4 to hematite őĪ-Fe2O3
Xuan Guo, Haojun Zhu, Mingsu Si, Changjun Jiang, Desheng Xue and¬†Quan Li¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 8306-8313
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41293H

PH-driven dissolution‚Äďprecipitation: a novel route toward ultrathin Ni(OH)2 nanosheets array on nickel foam as binder-free anode for Li-ion batteries with ultrahigh capacity
Jingqi Tian, Zhicai Xing, Qingxin Chu, Qian Liu, ¬†Abdullah M. Asiri, Abdullah H. Qusti, Abdulrahman O. Al-Youbic and¬†Xuping Sun¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 8300-8305
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41069B

In situ ATR-IR observation of nucleation and crystal growth of KH2PO4 in aqueous solution
Congting Sun and¬†Dongfeng Xue¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41628C

‚ÄúLiquid-like‚ÄĚ biomineralization protein assemblies: a key to the regulation of non-classical nucleation
John Spencer Evans¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40803E

Effect of synthesis temperature on the morphology and stability of copper(I) hydride nanoparticles
Inna L. Soroka, Nadezda V. Tarakina, Pavel A. Korzhavyi, Vladimir Stepanenko and¬†Mats Jonsson¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41303A

Calcite microrod arrays fabricated via anisotropic dissolution of calcite in the presence of NH4I and (NH4)2SO4
Ruijie Meng, Yurong Ma, ¬†Xia Long, Dong Yang ¬†and¬†Limin Qi¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41222A

Relating pore hydrophilicity with vapour adsorption capacity in a series of amino acid based metal organic frameworks
Tanay Kundu, Subash Chandra Sahoo and¬†Rahul Banerjee¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41083H


Room-temperature synthesis of Fe‚ÄďBTC from layered iron hydroxides: the influence of precursor organisation
Gerardo Majano, Oliver Ingold, Maxim Yulikov, Gunnar Jeschke and¬†Javier P√©rez-Ram√≠rez¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41366G


Hydrothermal synthesis of ferroelectric PbTiO3 nanoparticles with dominant {001} facets by titanate nanostructure
Chunying Chao, Zhaohui Ren, Simin Yin, Siyu Gong, ¬†Xin Yang, Gang Xu, Xiang Li, Ge Shen and¬†Gaorong Han¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 8036-8040
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41248B

Impact of functionalized linkers on the energy landscape of ZIFs
Raimondas Galvelis, Ben Slater, Robin Chaudret, Benoit Creton, Carlos Nieto-Draghi and¬†Caroline Mellot-Draznieks¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41103F

Synthesis of NaYF4:Eu3+/Tb3+ nanostructures with diverse morphologies and their size- and morphology-dependent photoluminescence Qin Wang, Yunxia Liu, Baocang Liu, ZhanLi Chai, Guangran Xu, ShengLi Yu and¬†Jun Zhang¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 8262-8272
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40942B

Isothermal crystallization kinetics of multi-walled carbon nanotubes-graft-poly(őĶ-caprolactone) with high grafting degrees
Bing Zhou, Zai-Zai Tong, Jie Huang, Jun-Ting Xu and¬†Zhi-Qiang Fan¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 7824-7832
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40606G

Encapsulation of polyoxometalates within layered metal‚Äďorganic frameworks with topological and pore control
Zhi He, Qingqing Pang, Damien Rankine, Christopher J. Sumby, Lijuan Zhang, Christian J. Doonan and¬†Qiaowei Li¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41136B


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Methanol mediated crystal transformations in a solvatochromic metal organic framework constructed from Co(II) and 4-(4-pyridyl) benzoate
Gift Mehlana, Ga√ęlle Ramon and¬†Susan A Bourne¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41064A


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A mesoporous lanthanide‚Äďorganic framework constructed from a dendritic hexacarboxylate with cages of 2.4 nm
Yabing He, ¬†Hiroyasu Furukawa, Chuande Wu, Michael O’Keeffe and¬†Banglin Chen¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41062E


Synthon preference in O-protonated amide crystals ‚Äď dominance of short strong hydrogen bonds
Sathyanarayana Reddy Perumalla and¬†Changquan Calvin Sun¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41271G

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More HOT articles for August

Supramolecular 1D ribbons in complexes between a bicyclic-guanidine derivative and di- or monocarboxylic acids
Vitthal N. Yadava and¬†Carl Henrik G√∂rbitz¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 7321-7326
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40960K

 

 


How to monitor guest exchange in host‚Äďguest systems
Luigi R. Nassimbeni and¬†Hong Su¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40675J


Nd:MgO:LiTaO3 crystal for self-doubling laser applications: growth, structure, thermal and laser properties
Dehui Sun, Yanhua Leng, Yuanhua Sang, Xueliang Kang, Shande Liu, Xiaoyong Qin, Kun Cui, Bin Kamaruddin Wan Hairul Anuar, Hong Liu and¬†Yong Bi¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40966J


Iodine-templated assembly of an In(III) complex with a single-crystal-to-single-crystal transition
Yuan-Chun He, Wei-Qiu Kan, Jiao Guo, Yan Yang, Peng Du, Ying-Ying Liu and¬†Jian-Fang Ma¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41337C

 


Effect of sodium citrate on the shape and photoluminescence properties of CaWO4:Eu3+ superstructures synthesized by the hydrothermal method
Yeqing Chen, Sung Wook Park, Byung Kee Moon, Byung Chun Choi, Jung Hyun Jeong and¬†Chongfeng Guo¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40872H

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Top ten most accessed articles from April – June 2013

During the months April – June, the following articles are in the Top Ten most accessed:-

Hydrogen-bond network in isomeric phenylenedipropynoic acids and their DABCO salts. Water mediated helical hydrogen bond motifs¬
Rajendran Saravanakumar, Babu Varghese and¬†Sethuraman Sankararaman¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2009,11, 337-346¬
DOI: 10.1039/B816658G¬†¬†¬†¬
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Chemoaffinity-mediated crystallization of Cu2O: a reaction effect on crystal growth and anode property¬
Kunfeng Chen and¬†Dongfeng Xue¬†¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1739-1746¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26500A    

Five polyoxometalate-based inorganic‚Äďorganic hybrid compounds constructed by a multidentate N-donor ligand: syntheses, structures, electrochemistry, and photocatalysis properties¬
Zhe Zhang, Jin Yang, Ying-Ying Liu and¬†Jian-Fang Ma¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 3843-3853¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40210J     

Hydrothermal syntheses, structures and luminescent properties of d10 metal‚Äďorganic frameworks based on rigid 3,3′,5,5′-azobenzenetetracarboxylic acid polyoxometalate-based inorganic‚Äďorganic hybrid compounds constructed by a multidentate N-donor ligand: syntheses, structures, electrochemistry, and photocatalysis properties¬
Wenlong Liu, Lihu Ye,L infang Liu, Limin Yuan, Jiaxun Jiang and¬†Chaoguo Yan¬†¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2008,10, 1395-1403¬
DOI: 10.1039/B806360E     

Synthesis of uniform octahedral tungsten trioxide by RF induction thermal plasma and its application in gas sensing¬
Haibao Zhang, Mingshui Yao, Liuyang Bai, Weicheng Xiang, Huacheng Jin, Jinlin Li and¬†Fangli Yuan¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1432-1438¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26514A     

Facile synthesis of Co3O4 by molten salt method and its Li-storage performance¬
M. V. Reddy, Zhang Beichen, ¬†K. P. Loh and¬†B. V. R. Chowdari¬†¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 3568-3574¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE26985J     

Large-scale synthesis of porous Ni2P nanosheets for lithium secondary batteries¬
Yi Lu, Jiang-ping Tu, Qin-qin Xiong, Heng Zhang, Chang-dong Gu, Xiu-li Wang and¬†Scott X. Mao¬†¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 8633-8641¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26378E     

Ionothermal synthesis and lithium storage performance of core/shell structured amorphous@crystalline Ni‚ÄďP nanoparticles¬
Heng Zhang, Yi Lu, Chang-Dong Gu, Xiu-Li Wangand Jiang-Ping Tu
CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 7942-7950¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25939G     

Crystal structures and growth mechanisms of octahedral and decahedral Au@Ag core-shell nanocrystals prepared by a two-step reduction method¬
Masaharu Tsuji, Nozomi Nakamura, Masatoshi Ogino, Koji Ikedo and¬†Mika Matsunaga¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 7639-7647¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25569C     

Synthesis of graphene‚ÄďZnO nanorod nanocomposites with improved photoactivity and anti-photocorrosion¬
Zhang Chen, Nan Zhang and¬†Yi-Jun Xu¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 3022-3030¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE27021A     

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Top ten most accessed articles in March

This month sees the following articles in CrystEngComm that are in the top ten most accessed:-

Controlled strategy to synthesize SnO2 decorated SnS2 nanosheets with enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity¬
Xianlong Zhou, Tengfei Zhou, Juncheng Hu and¬†Jinlin Lia¬† ¬
CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 5627-5633¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25309G    

A zwitterionic metal‚Äďorganic framework with free carboxylic acid sites that exhibits enhanced hydrogen adsorption energies¬
Marianne B. Lalonde, Rachel B. Getman, Jeong Yong Lee, John M. Roberts, Amy A. Sarjeant, Karl A. Scheidt, Peter A. Georgiev, Jan P. Embs, Juergen Eckert, Omar K. Farha, Randall Q. Snurr and¬†Joseph T. Hupp¬†¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40198G    

Synthesis of graphene‚ÄďZnO nanorod nanocomposites with improved photoactivity and anti-photocorrosion¬
Zhang Chen, Nan Zhang and¬†Yi-Jun Xu¬†¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 3022-3030¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE27021A    

An unusual highly connected 3D net with hydrophilic pore surface¬
Huabin Zhang, Ping Lin, Guodong Zou, Xiaochen Shan, Fenglei Du and¬†Shaowu Du¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 3016-3021¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE26788A    

Construction of metal‚Äďorganic coordination polymers derived from 4-substituted tetrazole‚Äďbenzoate ligands: synthesis, structure, luminescence, and magnetic behaviors¬
Jia-Yin Sun, Li Wang, Dao-Jun Zhang, Da Li, Yu Cao, Li-Ying Zhang, Shuang-Li Zeng, Guang-Sheng Pang, Yong Fan, Jia-Ning Xu and¬† Tian-You Song¬†¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 3402-3411¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26793D    

Porous aromatic frameworks: Synthesis, structure and functions¬
Teng Ben and¬†Shilun Qiu¬†¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 17-26¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25409C    

Stoichiometry, temperature, solvent, metal-directed syntheses of metal‚Äďorganic frameworks based on flexible V-shaped methylenebis(3,5-dimethylpyrazole) and various aromatic dicarboxylate acids¬
Xiang-Guang Guo, Wen-Bin Yang, Xiao-Yuan Wu, Qi-Kai Zhang, Lang Lin, RongMin Yu and¬†Can-Zhong Lu¬†¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 3654-3663¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE00048F    

Homochiral metal‚Äďorganic porous materials for enantioselective recognition and electrocatalysis¬
Guangju Zhang, Hailiang Hu, Hao Li, Fangfang Zhao, Yang Liu, Xiaodie He, Hui Huang, Yan Xu, Ying Wei and¬†Zhenhui Kang¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 3288-3291¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40162F    

Application of hierarchical TiO2 spheres as scattering layer for enhanced photovoltaic performance in dye sensitized solar cell¬
Zhiyong Gao, Zhuangli Wu, Xiaomin Li, Jiuli Chang, Dapeng Wu, Pengfei Ma, Fang Xu, Shuyan Gao and¬†Kai Jiang¬†¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 3351-3358¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE27098J    

Synthesis of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 and 0.5Li2MnO3‚Äď0.5LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/ 3O2 hollow nanowires by electrospinning¬
Eiji Hosono, Tatsuya Saito, Junichi Hoshino, Yoshifumi Mizuno, Masashi Okubo, Daisuke Asakura, Koichi Kagesawa, Daisuke Nishio-Hamane, Tetsuichi Kudo and¬†Haoshen Zhou¬†¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 2592-2597¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE26972H    

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Top ten most accessed articles in February

This month sees the following articles in CrystEngComm that are in the top ten most accessed:-

Hydrothermal synthesis of one-dimensional yttrium hydroxide particles by a two-step alkali-addition method¬
Fumiyuki Shiba, Tosuke Tamagawa, Takashi Kojimab and¬†Yusuke Okawa¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1061-1067¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26485D  

Crystal transformation synthesis of a highly stable phosphonate MOF for selective adsorption of CO2¬
Fupeng Zhai, Qingshu Zheng, Zhenxia Chen, Yun Ling, Xiaofeng Liu, Linhong Wenga and Yaming Zhou¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 2040-2043¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26701B  

Two isostructural amine-functionalized 3D self-penetrating microporous MOFs exhibiting high sorption selectivity for CO2¬
Bo Liu, Ruili Zhao, Guoping Yang, Lei Hou, Yao-Yu Wang and¬†Qi-Zhen Shi¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 2057-2060¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE26800D  

Development of organic porous materials through Schiff-base chemistry¬
Yinghua Jin, Youlong Zhua and¬†Wei Zhang¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1484-1499
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26394G  

Facile synthesis of a mesoporous benzothiadiazole-COF based on a transesterification process¬
Mirjam Dogru, Andreas Sonnauer, Silvia Zimdars, Markus D√∂blinger, Paul Knochel and Thomas Bein¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1500-1502¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26343B  

Covalent organic frameworks¬
Andrew I. Cooper¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1483-1483¬
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE90122F  

‚ÄėMasked synthons‚Äô in crystal engineering: insulated components in acetaminophen cocrystal hydrates¬
John R. G. Sander, Dejan-KreŇ°imir Buńćar, Rodger F. Henry, Brittany N. Giangiorgi, Geoff G. Z. Zhang and Leonard R. MacGillivray¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40159F  

Synthesis, characterization and observation of structural diversities in a series of transition metal based furan dicarboxylic acid systems¬
Rupam Sen, Dasarath Mal, Paula Brand√£o, Guillaume Rogezb and Zhi Lin¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 2113-2119¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE26306A  

2D and 3D coordination polymers constructed by a novel hexakis(1,2,4-triazol-ylmethy1)benzene ligand and different carboxylate anions: syntheses, structures, and luminescent properties¬
Zhe Zhang, Jian-Fang Ma, Ying-Ying Liu, Wei-Qiu Kana and¬†Jin Yang¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 2009-2018¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE26874H  

4th European conference for crystal growth ‚Äď crystallisation in focus: from fundamentals to application¬
Alastair J. Florence¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 2174-2174¬
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE90028B  

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Shell extract helps rebuild pearly whites

Researchers in China have shown that the organic component of mother of pearl can help repair damaged teeth, by acting as a template for the mineralisation of tooth enamel.

Tooth enamel is made up of rod-like crystals of hydroxyapatite, a calcium phosphate mineral. It is the hardest tissue in the body, but is susceptible to erosion by food and bacterial acids. Once gone, it never naturally reforms, and cavities must be fixed using manmade materials. Methods of artificially rebuilding enamel often involve extreme temperature, pressure or pH conditions that make them impractical for clinical use.

To read the full article please visit Chemistry World.

Facile In-vitro Hydroxyapatite Remineralization of Human Enamel with Remarkable Hardness
Xin Li, Danmei Pan, Shi Lin, Zanyong Zhuang and Zhang Lin
CrystEngComm, 2013, DOI: 10.1039/C3CE26947G

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Top ten most accessed articles in January

This month sees the following articles in CrystEngComm that are in the top ten most accessed:-

Covalent organic frameworks¬
Andrew I. Cooper ¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1483-1483 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE90122F  

Mn(ii) metal‚Äďorganic frameworks based on Mn3 clusters: from 2D layer to 3D framework by the ‚Äúpillaring‚ÄĚ approach¬
Yong-Qiang Chen ,¬† Sui-Jun Liu ,¬† Yun-Wu Li ,¬† Guo-Rong Li ,¬† Kun-Huan He ,¬† Ze Chang and Xian-He Bu ¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1613-1617 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26734A  

Fabrication of ZnO/CdS/Cu2ZnSnS4 p‚Äďn heterostructure nanorod arrays via a solution-based route¬
Xu Liu ,¬† Chunrui Wang ,¬† Jing Xu ,¬† Xiaoyun Liu ,¬† Rujia Zou ,¬† Lizhi Ouyang ,¬† Xiaofeng Xu ,¬† Xiaoshuang Chen and Huaizhong Xing ¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1139-1145 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26829A  

A rhombus channel metal‚Äďorganic framework comprised of Sr2+ and thiophene-2, 5-dicarboxylic acid exhibiting novel dielectric bistability¬
Qian Chen ,¬† Ping-Chun Guo ,¬† Shun-Ping Zhao ,¬† Jian-Lan Liu and Xiao-Ming Ren ¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1264-1270 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26450A  

Molecular architecture using novel types of non-covalent p-interactions involving aromatic neutrals, aromatic cations and p-anions¬
Saikat Kumar Seth ,¬† Prankrishna Manna ,¬† N. Jiten Singh ,¬† Monojit Mitra ,¬† Atish Dipankar Jana ,¬† Amrita Das ,¬† Somnath Ray Choudhury ,¬† Tanusree Kar ,¬† Subrata Mukhopadhyay and Kwang S. Kim¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1285-1288 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26577J  

Template-free synthesis and high photocatalytic activity of hierarchical Zn2GeO4 microspheres¬
Jin Liu and Gaoke Zhang ¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 382-389 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26316E  

Effect of pH/metal ion on the structure of metal‚Äďorganic frameworks based on novel bifunctionalized ligand 4′-carboxy-4,2′:6′,4”-terpyridine¬
Fei Yuan ,¬† Juan Xie ,¬† Huai-Ming Hu ,¬† Chun-Mei Yuan ,¬† Bing Xu ,¬† Meng-Lin Yang ,¬† Fa-Xin Dong and Gang-Lin Xue ¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1460-1467 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26171E  

Three cobalt(ii) coordination polymers based on V-shaped aromatic polycarboxylates and rigid bis(imidazole) ligand: syntheses, crystal structures, physical properties and theoretical studies¬
Hong Zhou ,¬† Guang-Xiang Liu ,¬† Xiao-Feng Wang and Yan Wang ¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1377-1388 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26606G  

In-situ coordination chemistry within cobalt-containing phthalocyanine nanoporous crystals¬
C. Grazia Bezzu ,¬† Benson M. Kariuki ,¬† Madeleine Helliwell ,¬† Floriana Tuna ,¬† John E. Warren ,¬† David R. Allan and Neil B. McKeown ¬
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1545-1550 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26463C  

The catanionic surfactant-assisted syntheses of 26-faceted and hexapod-shaped Cu2O and their electrochemical performances¬
Wenpei Kang ,¬† Fenglin Liu ,¬† Yunlan Su ,¬† Dujin Wang and Qiang Shen ¬
CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 4174-4180 DOI: 10.1039/C1CE05319A  

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Printing crystalline drugs

A group of UK chemists has used a desktop inkjet printer to prepare a metastable form of the anti-epileptic drug carbamazepine. Co-crystals have been prepared by first depositing very small droplets of template solution followed by droplets of the drug solution, which leads to rapid evaporation and crystallisation. Simon Gaisford of UCL School of Pharmacy, London, who lead the project, told Chemistry World that this polymorph has only been produced previously by layering it molecule by molecule onto a template crystal using vapour deposition.

‚ÄėDesktop inkjet printers offer amazing control of droplet position in order to produce photographic images,‚Äô says Gaisford. ‚ÄėSo in this instance the technology can really be considered to be more advanced than is needed for crystal templating, although it is evident that the smaller the droplet size and printing resolution the better the potential of the technique.‚Äô

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Rapid preparation of pharmaceutical co-crystals with thermal ink-jet printing
Asma B. M. Buanz, Richard Telford, Ian J. Scowen and Simon Gaisford
CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 1031-1035
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26519B

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Crystals aim to light up dark matter

German scientists hunting dark matter are set to produce half a tonne of high-purity calcium tungstate for their detectors, one 1kg crystal at a time. The CRESST-II experiment based in Gran Sasso, Italy is currently seeking this enigmatic substance, thought to explain the universe‚Äôs structure, with 10kg of calcium tungstate (CaWO4). Now Andreas Erb and Jean-C√īme Lanfranchi are preparing crystals for its larger successor EURECA, which will begin operation in the French Alps in 5‚Äď10 years.

Gravitational effects suggest as-yet-unobserved dark matter in the universe outnumbers more familiar atomic matter four to one. Erb, Lanfranchi and their colleagues are hunting leading theoretical candidates, Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). That name reflects their size ‚Äď up to a lead atom‚Äôs mass ‚Äď and the limited interaction with atomic matter that makes them hard to find, or ‚Äėdark‚Äô. ‚ÄėThey have to interact weakly to agree with the matter needed,‚Äô says Richard Gaitskell from Brown University in the US, who isn‚Äôt involved in the calcium tungstate experiments.

Calcium tungstate crystals, formed at around 1600¬įC, can be used to detect dark matter ¬© Andreas Heddergott/TU Munich

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Growth of High-Purity Scintillating CaWO4 Single Crystals for the Low-Temperature Direct Dark Matter Search Experiments CRESSTII and EURECA
Andreas Erb
CrystEngComm, 2013, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26554K

 

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Top ten most accessed articles in September

This month sees the following articles in CrystEngComm that are in the top ten most accessed:-

Crystallization behavior and formation mechanism of dendrite Cu2O crystals¬
Jinbo Xue ,¬† Wei Liang ,¬† Xuguang Liu ,¬† Qianqian Shen and Bingshe Xu ¬
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26230D     

A series of three-dimensional (3D) chiral lanthanide coordination polymers generated by spontaneous resolution¬
Li-Min Zhang ,¬† Da-Yi Deng ,¬† Guo Peng ,¬† Lin Sun ,¬† Li Liang ,¬† Guo-Qiang Lan and Hong Deng ¬
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26028J     

Luminescent humidity sensors based on porous Ln3+-MOFs¬
Yang Yu ,¬† Jian-Ping Ma and Yu-Bin Dong ¬
CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 7157-7160 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26210J     

Construction of Co(ii) coordination polymers comprising of helical units using a flexible pyrazole based ligand¬
Satirtha Sengupta ,¬† Sumi Ganguly ,¬† Arijit Goswami ,¬† Sukhen Bala ,¬† Sudeshna Bhattacharya and Raju Mondal ¬
CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 7428-7437 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25256B     

A 3-dimensional coordination polymer with a rare lonsdaleite topology constructed from a tetrahedral ligand¬
Yang Zou ,¬† Chaoyong Yu ,¬† Yuanyuan Li and Myoung Soo Lah ¬
CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 7174-7177 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26109J    

Halogen bonding at work: recent applications in synthetic chemistry and materials science¬
Franck Meyer and Philippe Dubois ¬
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26150B     

Coordination polymers, metal‚Äďorganic frameworks and the need for terminology guidelines¬
Stuart R. Batten ,¬† Neil R. Champness ,¬† Xiao-Ming Chen ,¬† Javier Garcia-Martinez ,¬† Susumu Kitagawa ,¬† Lars √Ėhrstr√∂m ,¬† Michael O’Keeffe ,¬† Myunghyun Paik Suh and Jan Reedijk ¬
CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 3001-3004 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06488J     

Temperature-induced chiral Ag(i) coordination polymers with structural variation from 1D to 2D: synthesis, luminescence and SHG response¬
Lin Cheng ,¬† Limin Zhang ,¬† Qingna Cao ,¬† Shaohua Gou ,¬† Xiuying Zhang and Lei Fang ¬
CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 7502-7510 DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26198G     

N-oxide-4,4′-bipyridine, a forgotten ligand in coordination chemistry: structure‚Äďphotoluminescence property relationships in 2D and 1D lead-coordination polymers¬
Oksana Toma ,¬† Nicolas Mercier ,¬† Mathilde Bouilland and Magali Allain ¬
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26237A     

Interdependence of structure and physical properties in co-crystals of azopyridines¬
Christer B. Aaker√∂y ,¬† Sheelu Panikkattu ,¬† Baillie DeHaven and John Desper ¬
CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C2CE26153G    

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