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Introducing our new Editorial Board Member: Susan Reutzel-Edens

Susan Reutzel-Edens. Royal Society of Chemistry, CrystEngComm Editorial Board MemberWe are delighted to welcome Susan Reutzel-Edens to the CrystEngComm team as an Editorial Board member

Susan Reutzel-Edens is a senior research advisor in Small Molecule Design & Development at Eli Lilly and Company and adjunct professor at Purdue University. After earning her PhD at the University of Minnesota (1991) under the direction of the late Professor Margaret C. Etter, she joined Eli Lilly, where she founded the solid form design program and for two decades led a team of cross-functional scientists charged with finding commercially-viable crystalline forms for small-molecule drug products. She has contributed to the development of more than 150 compounds, is a named inventor on 12 US patents, and has published over 50 papers and book chapters on key aspects of solid form development.

Her research interests include crystal polymorphism, materials design and engineering, crystal nucleation and growth, structure-property relationships, crystal structure prediction and digital design of drug products. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2018, and currently serves on the CrystEngComm Editorial Board, as a topic editor for Crystal Growth and Design, and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre.

 

Browse a slection of Susan’s latest work:

Accuracy and reproducibility in crystal structure prediction: the curious case of ROY
Jonas Nyman, Lian Yu and Susan M. Reutzel-Edens
CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 2080-2088
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01902A, Paper

A random forest model for predicting crystal packing of olanzapine solvates
Rajni M. Bhardwaj, Susan M. Reutzel-Edens, Blair F. Johnston and Alastair J. Florence
CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 3947-3950
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00261D, Communication

Can computed crystal energy landscapes help understand pharmaceutical solids?
Sarah L. Price, Doris E. Braun and Susan M. Reutzel-Edens
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 7065-7077
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00721J, Feature Article

Facts and fictions about polymorphism
Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza, Susan M. Reutzel-Edens and Joel Bernstein
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 8619-8635
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00227C, Review Article

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Welcome to our new Associate Editors: Susan Bourne & C. Malla Reddy

A warm welcome to both Professor Susan Bourne and Professor C. Malla Reddy who start as Associate Editors for CrystEngComm this month!

Susan Bourne, University of Cape Town, CrystEngComm Associate Editor, Royal Society of ChemistrySusan Bourne is the Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Cape Town. Her PhD, obtained at the University of Cape Town, was a study of organic inclusion compounds undertaken under the supervision of Professor Luigi Nassimbeni.

Her research interests include the application of physicochemical methods to inclusion compounds and crystal engineering of metal-organic materials, all with the aim of correlating solid-state structure with physical properties and reactivity. She has published over 120 papers and has supervised 20 postgraduate students. She is the chair of the Structural Chemistry Commission of the International Union of Crystallography, and is a Fellow of the University of Cape Town.

Browse a selection of work published by Susan:

Conformational chiral polymorphism in cis-bis-triphenylphosphine complexes of transition metals
Never Tshabang, Gaone P. Makgatle, Susan A. Bourne, Nina Kann, Jack D. Evans, François-Xavier Coudert and Lars Öhrström
CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 5137-5142
DOI: 10.1039/ C8CE00337H, Paper

Unravelling chromism in metal–organic frameworks
Gift Mehlana and Susan A. Bourne
CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 4238-4259
DOI: 10.1039/ C7CE00710H, Highlight

Selectivity of aliphatic alcohols by host–guest chemistry
Nicole M. Sykes, Hong Su, Edwin Weber, Susan A. Bourne and Luigi R. Nassimbeni
CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 3682-3688
DOI: 10.1039/ C7CE00736A, Paper

C Malla Reddy, (IISER) Kolkata , CrystEngComm Associate Editor, Royal Society of ChemistryProfessor C. Malla Reddy (Hyderabad, India, 09 Feb 1975) works in the Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata (2008 – present). He received his PhD in Crystal Engineering in 2006 from University of Hyderabad, and took up Post-Doctoral Research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2007 – 2008). He has been an Honorary Visiting Scientist at the University of Bradford (2015 – 18), a recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Mobility Grant, the Distinguished Lectureship Award from the Chemical Society of Japan (2017) and the Swarnajayanti Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, India. He is a Co-editor of Acta Crystallogr. B and has served as an Associate Editor for RSC Advances during 2015-16 as well as part of our Advisory Board here at CrystEngComm. He also served on the Local Organizing Committee of IUCr2017@Hyderabad, India.

His research group is engaged in understanding mechanical properties of organic solids, including pharmaceutical and optoelectronic crystals. Some of his well known contributions include the discovery of flexible elastic and plastic organic crystals and designing flexible crystals using Supramolecular Shape Synthons. He has published over 90 research articles.

 

Browse a selection of work published by Malla:

 

Tuning mechanical behaviour by controlling the structure of a series of theophylline co-crystals
Shubhangi Kakkar, Biswajit Bhattacharya, C. Malla Reddy and Soumyajit Ghosh
CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 1101-1109
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01915G, Paper

Reaction time dependent formation of Pd(II) and Pt(II) complexes of bis(methyl)thiasalen podand
Pradip Kr. Dutta, Snigdha Panda, G. Rama Krishna, C. Malla Reddy and Sanjio S. Zade
Dalton Transactions, 2013, 42, 476-483
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31630G, Paper

Direct correlation among crystal structure, mechanical behaviour and tabletability in a trimorphic molecular compound
Partha Pratim Bag, Miles Chen, Changquan Calvin Sun and C. Malla Reddy
CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 3865-3867
DOI: 10.1039/ C2CE25100K, Communication

Submit your research or reviews to Susan & Malla today, they will be delighted to receive them!

See our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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Welcome to our new Editorial Board members: Elena Boldyreva & Aurora Cruz-Cabeza

A huge welcome to both Elena Boldyreva and Aurora Cruz-Cabeza who have joined us as Editorial Board members for CrystEngComm!

Professor Elena Boldyreva, CrystEngComm Editorial Board MemberProfessor Dr Elena Boldyreva is employed by Boreskov Institute of Catalysis Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences and is the Head of the Chair of Solid State Chemistry of the Novosibirsk State University. She graduated from Novosibirsk State University in 1982 and received her PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1988 and her Dr. Sci. in Solid State Chemistry in Russia. Elena Boldyreva is an Honorary Doctor of Sciences of the University of Edinburgh, a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Slovenia and a Mameber of the Academia Europea. She was a Humboldt Fellow and have spent many research terms in Germany, UK, Italy, France.

Her main interests are in the polymorphism of drugs and biomimetics, the properties of hydrogen bonds and the role of kinetic factors in solid-state transformations. She also continues to study the relation between stresses and solid-state reactivity, with particular interest in photo- and thermo- mechanical effects.

Below is a selection of articles Elena has published with us:

Ball size or ball mass – what matters in organic mechanochemical synthesis?
Adam A. L. Michalchuk, Ivan A. Tumanov and Elena V. Boldyreva
CrystEngComm, 2019,21, 2174-2179
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE02109K, Paper

 

Pressure-driven phase transition mechanisms revealed by quantum chemistry: L-serine polymorphs
Denis A. Rychkov, Jernej Stare and Elena V. Boldyreva
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. , 2017, 19, 6671-6676
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP07721H, Paper

High pressure: a complementary tool for probing solid-state processes
Boris A. Zakharov and Elena V. Boldyreva
CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 10-22
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01391H, Highlight

Quantification of photoinduced bending of dynamic molecular crystals: from macroscopic strain to kinetic constants and activation energies
Stanislav Chizhik, Anatoly Sidelnikov, Boris Zakharov, Panče Naumov and Elena Boldyreva
Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 2319-2335
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC04863G, Edge Article

 

Dr Aurora Cruz-Cabeza, CrystEngComm Editorial Board Member, University of ManchesterDr. Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences. After her PhD from the University of Cambridge (2008), she worked at Pfizer and then held several postdoctoral positions at the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, the University of Amsterdam and Hofmann-La Roche. She arrived to Manchester in 2016 where she has established her own research group in solid state chemistry and crystallisation.

Aurora has authored over 50 research articles and has given over 60 research talks around the world. Some of her best well-known work lies in the area of polymorphism in molecular crystals. She currently holds a Royal Society Industry Fellowship in AstraZeneca and has served as guest editors for several special editions for CrystEngComm. Aurora is also a mother of a wonderful boy, she loves travelling, photography, music and Spain.

Aurora was one of the guest editors for our recent themed issue on The Solid State of Pharmaceuticals with Katharina Edkins.

Browse a selection of work published by Aurora below:

Polymorphism in p-aminobenzoic acid
Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza, Roger J. Davey, Iain D. H. Oswald, Martin R. Ward and Isaac J. Sugden
CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 2034-2042
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01890A, Highlight

Aromatic stacking – a key step in nucleation
Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza, Roger J. Davey, Sharlinda Salim Sachithananthan, Rebecca Smith, Sin Kim Tang, Thomas Vettera and Yan Xiao
Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 7905-7908
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02423A, Communication

On the prevalence of smooth polymorphs at the nanoscale: implications for pharmaceuticals
Ana M. Belenguer, Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza, Giulio I. Lampronti and Jeremy K. M. Sanders
CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 2203-2211
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE02098A, Paper

Discovery and recovery of delta p-aminobenzoic acid
Martin R. Ward, Shatha Younis, Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza, Craig L. Bull, Nicholas P. Funnellc and Iain D. H. Oswald
CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 2058-2066
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01882K, Paper

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Meet our new Editorial Board Members!

We are delighted to introduce Professors Susan Bourne and Dongfeng Xue as the newest members of our Editorial Board and are very happy to be able to welcome them to the team, and look forward to working closely with them on shaping the future of CrystEngComm!

 

Professor Dongfeng Xue

Dongfeng Xue is a Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry. He received his PhD in inorganic chemistry at CIAC in 1998. Following postdoctoral studies at the Universität Osnabrück, University of Ottawa and the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, he was promoted to Professor in 2001 at Dalian University of Technology, China. In 2011, he returned to CIAC to assume his professorship in inorganic chemistry. His research interests focus on multiscale crystallization of inorganic matter for energy and optical applications.

As a CrystEngComm Associate Editor, Professor Xue will be handling submissions in the areas of crystal growth, nanomaterials, polymorphism and crystal engineering techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Susan Bourne

Susan Bourne is the Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Cape Town. Her PhD, obtained at the University of Cape Town, was a study of organic inclusion compounds undertaken under the supervision of Professor Luigi Nassimbeni. Her research interests include the application of physicochemical methods to inclusion compounds and crystal engineering of metal-organic materials, all with the aim of correlating solid-state structure with physical properties and reactivity. She has published over 120 papers and has supervised 20 postgraduate students. She is the chair of the Structural Chemistry Commission of the International Union of Crystallography, and is a Fellow of the University of Cape Town.

 

 

 

 

Browse a selection of recent work published by Dongfeng and Susan below:

Design and synthesis of a nonlinear optical material BaAl4S7 with a wide band gap inspired from SrB4O7
Dajiang Mei, Jianqiao Jiang, Fei Liang, Shiyan Zhang, Yuandong Wu, Congting Sun, Dongfeng Xue and Zheshuai Lin
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 2684-2689

The synergy effect of rare earth cations on local structure and PL emission in a Ce3+:REPO4 (RE = La, Gd, Lu, Y) system
Congting Sun and Dongfeng Xue
Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 7888-7896

Crystallization of transition metal oxides within 12 seconds
Kunfeng Chen and Dongfeng Xue
CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 1230-1238

Supramolecular metallogels constructed from carboxylate gelators
Savannah C. Zacharias, Gaëlle Ramon and Susan A. Bourne
Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 4505-4519

Unravelling chromism in metal–organic frameworks
Gift Mehlana and Susan A. Bourne
CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 4238-4259

Crystallisation temperature control of stoichiometry and selectivity in host–guest compounds
Nicole M. Sykes, Hong Su, Edwin Weber, Susan A. Bourne and Luigi R. Nassimbeni
CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 5892-5896

*Access to these articles is free until 31/08/2018 through a registered RSC account.

Submit your research or reviews to CrystEngComm – see our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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AIC Award winner 2018

Congratulations to Luca Catalano, a CrystEngComm author and former PhD student of Pierangelo Metrangolo, our CrystEngComm chair.

Luca has won a prize for best PhD thesis at the Italian Association of Crystallography which took place last month in Rome, Italy. His thesis was titled: ‘Towards Engineering of Solid-State Supramolecular Rotors via Halogen Bonding‘.

Luca currently works as a post-doctoral researcher for Pance Naumov’s group.

(Left) Luca Catalano with his award at the AIC 2018

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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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