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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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Professor Rahul Banerjee Wins Thomson Reuters Research Excellence – India Citation Award 2015

We are delighted to announce that Professor Rahul Banerjee (Associate Editor, CrystEngComm) was recently selected as one of the winners of the Thomson Reuters Research Excellence – India Citation Awards 2015.

Through research citations within Web of ScienceTM, the Awards identify and recognize India’s most prominent scientists and researchers for their outstanding and pioneering research and influential contribution to global R&D.

Congratulations, Professor Banerjee!

Professor Banerjee Professor Banerjee's Award
__Professor Banerjee (right) receives his Thomson
__Reuters Research Excellence – India Citation Award

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A new Associate Editor for CrystEngComm

We bid Professor Hongjie Zhang, who has joined the editorial board of CrystEngComm as an Associate Editor, a very warm welcome. Professor Zhang is based at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, where he is the director of the State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization. His research interests include topics such as the synthesis and characterisation of rare earth compounds and transition metal oxides.

Some of his recent papers in CrystEngComm include:

Co2GeO4 nanoplates and nano-octahedrons from low-temperature controlled synthesis and their magnetic properties
CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 7306-7311
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25772F

Solvothermal synthesis of luminescent Eu(BTC)(H2O)DMF hierarchical architectures
CrystEngComm
, 2012, 14, 2914-2919
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06572J

Self-assembled 3D flower-like hierarchical Fe3O4/KxMnO2 core–shell architectures and their application for removal of dye pollutants
CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 2866-2870
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06349B

From 29th April onwards, authors will be able to choose Hongjie as the Associate Editor when submitting to CrystEngComm.

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Rahul Banerjee, new Associate Editor for CrystEngComm

We are delighted to announce that Dr Rahul Banerjee is now Associate Editor for CrystEngComm. Dr Banerjee joined the CrystEngComm Editorial Board earlier this year but as of 1st October, he will now be handling submissions for the journal.

Dr Banerjee is based at the National Chemical Laboratory in Pune, India. His research interests focus on the synthesis and structural studies of metal-organic frameworks as well as their applications in storage, separation and adsorption.

Dr Banerjee comments “I’m very pleased to accept this position. It is indeed a job through which I believe I can serve the crystal engineering community even more”.

Some of Dr Banerjee’s recent CrystEngComm articles include:

Hydrogen bond directed honeycomb-like porous network structure of tris (bipyridyl-glycoluril)cobalt(III) chloride, CrystEngComm, 2011, 5289-5291.

Synthesis and structural comparisons of five new fluorinated metal organic frameworks (F-MOFs)CrystEngComm, 2010, 1600-1609 . 

Submit to Dr Rahul Banerjee today through our submission website.

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Advisory Board Member Lee Cronin wins Corday Morgan Prize

Lee Cronin is the Gardiner Professor of Chemistry at the School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow and on the Advisory Board of CrystEngComm.

The RSC recognises outstanding members of the chemical science community through its wide range of awards, you can see the full list of RSC 2012 winners here.

Lee is recognized for his creative studies in the field of inorganic chemistry, specifically the self-assembly and self-organization of inorganic molecules and the engineering of complex systems leading to the emergence of system-level behaviours.

His award citation is for “his outstanding work on the self-assembly of inorganic molecules and the engineering of complex systems”. Congratulations Lee from all at CrystEngComm!

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Welcoming new Editorial Board member: Nicola Pinna

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Nicola Pinna to the CrystEngComm Editorial Board,

Professor Nicola Pinna, based at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and Seoul National University, Korea, has research interests in the area of nanostructured materials.  His research achievements include work to develop new synthetic approaches to allow a more generalized synthesis strategy to inorganic nanomaterials via a  ‘toolbox’ of well-known chemical reactions which can be used to prepare target nanoparticles using a sequence of predictable synthesis steps.

Nicola Pinna

Professor Nicola Pinna

Nicola  studied physical chemistry at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, and received his Ph.D. in 2001. He then moved to the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, and a year later, in 2003, moved to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, followed by a year at the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, as an Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, in 2005. Since 2006 he has been a researcher at the University of Aveiro, and since 2009 has held a joint position at Seoul National University.

In 2011, Nicola Pinna was ranked among the top 100 materials scientists of the past decade by impact.

Find out more about Nicola’s research at his website and check out some of his recent papers below:

Weihua Di, Xinguang Ren, Naoto Shirahata, Chunxu Liu, Ligong Zhang, Yoshio Sakka and Nicola Pinna
CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 952-956, DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00153H
Seung-Ho Yu, Andrea Pucci, Tobias Herntrich, Marc-Georg Willinger, Seung-Hwan Baek, Yung-Eun Sung and Nicola Pinna
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 806-810 DOI: 10.1039/C0JM03064C
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IUCr Madrid 2011 – 22-30 August 2011

The triennial meetings of the International Union of Crystallography represent a highlight for crystallographers worldwide. This year , from the 22-30 August, the XXII International Congress and General Assembly of the IUCr will take place in beautiful Madrid, Spain. I will be there from 22-25 August on behalf of CrystEngComm – please do send me an email if you wish to arrange a meeting. The Chair of the CrystEngComm Editorial Board, Len MacGillivray and Associate Editor for the Americas, Christer Aakeroy will also be at this conference.

You can register for the meeting here and more information is available on the conference website. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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CrystEngComm issue 9: Host-Guest Chemistry and Fumio Toda

Check out CrystEngComm issue 9 available online now.

The issue is a themed issue entitled “Reactions in Molecular Solids and Host-Guest Systems” with guest editors Jerry L. Atwood and Leonard R. MacGillivray and is dedicated to the late Prof. Fumio Toda.

The outside cover article is a Communication by Kraig Wheeler et al., that describes enantiocontrolled solid-state photodimerisations via a chiral sulfonamidecinnamic acid.

Read the cover article:
Enantiocontrolled solid-state photodimerizations via a chiral sulfonamidecinnamic acid
Kraig A. Wheeler, Joshua D. Wiseman and Rebecca C. Grove
CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 3134-3137.



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Professor Shu-Hong Yu appointed as Associate Editor

From 1st May 2011, researchers working in the area of nanocrystals will have a new option for submitting their articles to CrystEngComm.

Professor Shu-Hong Yu, based at the University of Science & Technology of China in Hefei and the National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, China, has recently been appointed as a CrystEngComm Associate Editor, with his Editorial Office opening 1st May.

Associate Editor, Professor Shu-Hong Yu

Shu-Hong  studied chemistry at the Hefei University of Technology and received his first degree in 1988. He studied at the Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry (SRICI), and then moved to the University of Science and Technology of China, where he was awarded his PhD. From 1999 to 2001, he worked in Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and was later awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship (2001-2002) in the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany, working with Prof. Dr. Markus Antonietti and PD Habil Dr. Helmut Cölfen. He joined the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale (HFNL) in 2003.

Currently, he leads the Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, HFNL, and also is the acting Deputy Dean of the School of Chemistry & Materials, University of Science and Technology of China.

Shu-Hong’s research interests include bio-inspired synthesis and self-assembly of advanced inorganic materials; templated-directed organization of nanoparticles; novel inorganic synthesis; the synthesis of biominerals and their applications; and the optical, electronic, magnetic, and catalytic properties of low dimensional nanostructured materials.  Find out more about Shu-Hong’s research at his website and check out some of his recent papers below:

Confined crystallization of polycrystalline high-magnesium calcite from compact Mg-ACC precursor tablets and its biological implications

Jun Jiang, Min-Rui Gao, Yun-Hao Qiu, Guang-Sheng Wang, Lei Liu, Guo-Bin Cai and Shu-Hong Yu

CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 952-956, DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00153H

From (Cd2Se2)(pa) (pa = propylamine) hybrid precursors to various CdSe nanostructures: structural evolution and optical properties

Hong-Bin Yao, Xiao Zhang, Xiao-Han Wang, Shu-Hong Yu and Jing Li

Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 3191-3197, DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01351J

Mineralization of calcite ribbons on an Allium fistulosum L. bulb inner membrane in an ethanol–water mixed solvent under control of polyacrylic acid by a double diffusion method

Lei Liu, Bo Hu, Shao-Feng Chen, Shu-Juan Liu, Jun Jiang, Guo-Bin Cai and Shu-Hong Yu

CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 3593-3598, DOI: 10.1039/C002697B

Controlled crystallization of hierarchical and porous calcium carbonate crystals using polypeptide type block copolymer as crystal growth modifier in a mixed solution

Xiaohui Guo, Lei Liu, Wanv Wang, Ji Zhang, Yaoyu Wang and Shu-Hong Yu

CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 2054-2061, DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00202J

Hierarchical assembly of micro-/nano-building blocks: bio-inspired rigid structural functional materials

Hong-Bin Yao, Hai-Yu Fang, Xiao-Han Wang and Shu-Hong Yu

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C0CS00121J

Shu-Hong joins the journal’s two existing Associate Editors, Professor Christer Aakeroy based at Kansas State University, USA and Professor Song Gao at Peking University, China.

Articles for consideration by Shu-Hong Yu can be submitted here.

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IUPAC Survey: Coordination polymer/MOF nomenclature

The IUPAC task group on “Coordination polymers and metal organic frameworks: terminology and nomenclature guidelines” invite you to take part in this questionnaire on CP/MOF terminology. Click to enter the questionnaire.

The field of coordination polymers and metal organic frameworks research has expanded rapidly in the last 15 years. Currently naming of the networks obtained and terminology practices are not consistent among research groups, sometimes causing confusion and unnecessary conflicts.

This IUPAC project aims to create a glossary of terms and nomenclature in the area of coordination polymers and they need your input! More information about this project can be found on the group’s IUPAC website here.

Comments are also invited directly to the group’s chairman Lars Öhrström.

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