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Call for papers: 2017 themed issues

We are delighted to announce two new CrystEngComm themed issues to be published in 2017:

Metal Organic Framework Catalysis Guest Editors: Professors Christian Doonan and Christopher Sumby (University of Adelaide, Australia) Deadline: 27th February 2017

Covalent Organic Frameworks and Organic Cage Structures Guest Editors: Professors Rahul Banerjee (CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, India) and Neil Champness (University of Nottingham, UK) Deadline: 28th March 2017

Does your research fit into any of these subject areas? If so, we would welcome your contribution. For further details on issue scopes and on how to submit, see below:

How to submit

All types of manuscript – communications, full papers and highlights, will be considered for publication. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system.

All manuscripts will be subject to normal peer review and inclusion in the themed issue will be at the discretion of the Guest Editors. Please indicate in your submission which themed issue you would like to be considered for.

Issue scopes

Metal-Organic Framework Catalysis: This issue will focus on structural aspects of MOFs related to catalysis including but not limited to; post-synthetic modification strategies, incorporation of catalytic moieties into the framework structure, the generation of coordinatively unsaturated or defect sites and the characterisation of composite materials and hierarchical architectures that display catalytic properties. Structural and mechanistic insight into catalytic reactions garnered through MOF chemistry are also sought. MOFs are promising materials for heterogeneous catalysis and the central aim of this special issue is to elucidate how structural motifs can be incorporated into the design of MOFs with potentially novel catalytic activities.

Covalent Organic Frameworks and Organic Cage Structures: The aim of this themed issue is to focus on the design strategies for the construction of porous organic materials, including covalent organic frameworks and organic cage structures with new physicochemical properties. This issue will also focus on any associated challenges in terms of synthesis, crystallization and structure–property relationships of covalent organic frameworks and organic cage structures.

Interested in submitting a paper? Please contact us for more information

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Call for papers: 2016 themed issues

We are delighted to announce a new CrystEngComm themed issue to be published in 2016:

CrystEngComm

Solid State Photochemistry

Deadline: 1st April 2016
Guest Editors: Dr Jacqui Cole (University of Cambridge), Professor Masahiro Irie (Rikkyo University)

The issue will focus on photochemical reactions and photophysical structure and properties of solid-state materials, ranging from the crystalline state to interfacial structures that involve at least one solid phase.

Studies on photochemical reactions will include photochromic reactions, the photomechanical effect, light induced phase transitions, light-induced morphological changes, molecular machines and photoswitches, and spin crossover materials. Such studies can be applied to any crystalline material, including single crystals, microcrystalline powders and nanocrystals.

Studies on photophysical structure and properties of materials will focus on optoelectronic media, photovoltaic applications, non-linear optical effects, and other optical phenomena. Papers may concern bulk media or interfacial structures that include at least one solid phase. Results will describe relationships between chemical structure and photophysical function or feature some physical chemistry aspect of a solid-state photo-induced phenomenon. We are equally happy to consider experimental and/or computational studies within this arena.

Crystal engineering of composite materials
Guest Editor: Professor Kwangyeol Lee (Korea University).

Deadline: 12th April 2016

This themed issue will focus on crystal engineering of composite materials, particularly in the areas of energy conversion and energy storage, providing insights into the growth behaviour of these complex systems.

The issue will address different aspects of crystal design in/for hybrid materials, such as changes in crystal growth behaviour – namely, changes in morphology or phase, on different supports or by additional components in the system.

Do you work in the field of composite materials? If so, let us know using the link below.

How to submit

All types of manuscript – communications, full papers and Highlights, will be considered for publication. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system.

All manuscripts will be subject to normal peer review and inclusion in the themed issue will be at the discretion of the Guest Editors. Please indicate in your submission the name of the themed issue that you would like to be considered for.

Are you interested in contributing? Contact us for further details

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Call for papers: 2015 themed issues

We are delighted to announce two new CrystEngComm themed issues to be published in 2015:

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Supramolecular Gels in Crystal Engineering
Guest Editors: Professor Stuart James (Queen’s University Belfast), Dr Gareth Lloyd (Heriot Watt University) and Professor Jianyong Zhang (Sun Yat-Sen University)
Deadline: 1st May 2015

Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Transformations
Guest Editors: Professors Parimal K. Bharadwaj (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur) and Panče Naumov (New York University Abu Dhabi)
Deadline: 3rd June 2015

Does your research fit into any of these subject areas? If so, we would welcome your contribution. For further details on issue scopes and on how to submit, see below:

How to submit

All types of manuscript – communications, full papers and Highlights, will be considered for publication. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system.

All manuscripts will be subject to normal peer review and inclusion in the themed issue will be at the discretion of the Guest Editors. Please indicate in your submission which themed issue you would like to be considered for.

Issue scopes

Supramolecular Gels in Crystal Engineering
This issue will focus on the study and usage of supramolecular gels from a crystal engineering standpoint. We define a supramolecular gel to be a gel made from discrete molecular species (well-defined in terms of molecular weight) and in which the primary interactions can be defined as being supramolecular in nature, including metal coordination.

Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Transformations
This issue will focus on processes where the long-range structures of single crystals are retained. This includes, but is not restricted to: photochemical reactions, solid-solid reactions, solid-gas reactions and phase transitions.

Research relating to the effect of structural properties – including molecular and supramolecular structure, size effects and others – on the conservation of long-range order from the macroscale to the nanoscale, is also within the focus, as are discussions on systems where long range order is lost. The contributions will span a broad range of subjects across chemistry, materials science, and physics.

Are you interested in contributing? Contact us for further details

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Call for papers: Themed Issue on Colloidal self-assembled supracrystals and heterostructures

Submit your work to the 2014 CrystEngComm themed issue on Colloidal self-assembled supracrystals and heterostructures guest edited by:

Professor Marie-Paule Pileni, University P&M Curie, UPMC, Paris. Member of Institut Universitaire de France
Dr P. Davide Cozzoli, Università del Salento & National Nanotechnology Laboratory
Professor Nicola Pinna, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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Colloidal nanochemistry offers the possibility of synthesising nanostructured materials that exhibit novel and/or collective properties, and have capabilities that can be exploited in multiple applications. As such, the understanding of the formation of complex all-nanocrystal-made structures from their building blocks is essential for the design of hierarchically structured materials.

This CrystEngComm themed issue will focus on novel approaches and strategies for the assembly and the hetero-structuring of colloidal nanocrystals, with a special emphasis on the underlying formation mechanisms.

 How to submit?
All types of manuscript—communications, full papers and Highlights, will be considered for publication. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system.

All manuscripts will be subject to the normal refereeing procedure and inclusion in the themed issue will be at the discretion of the Guest Editors. Please indicate in your submission that you would like the manuscript to be considered for this themed issue.

The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2014.

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CrystEngComm video cover trial

Have you seen the video cover from CrystEngComm

Illustrating the work published in their CrystEngComm article, Bergström et al. provide us with an overview of the growth process of self-assembled mesocrystals and ordered arrays from iron oxide nanocubes. By using visible light video microscopy, the authors were able to follow the movement of the growth crystal growth front over several minutes, capturing the transition from symmetrical “coffee-ring” deposition to dendritic or “finger-like” growth. The article forms part of the ‘Nanocrystal growth via oriented attachment’ themed issue which is available here

In a first for both CrystEngComm and the Royal Society of Chemistry, a short video clip of the crystal growth has been embedded into the journal cover which you can access online here. To view the video, simply click on the main cover image and watch the cover come to life!* Adobe Acrobat 9 or higher is required (http://get.adobe.com/reader/). If the video does not play in your browser, try downloading it and opening it in Adobe Acrobat on your desktop.  

We’re on the look-out for innovative ways to showcase research so do not hesitate to get in touch if you have a video or animated graphics to help tell the story of your published CrystEngComm article. 

We’ve been experimenting with some other engaging ways of adding the authors’ video to both the cover and the article.

Video on the article landing page

We’ve added the full version of the video to the article landing page here, where it appears below the traditional abstract text and image. To enable us to embed the video we uploaded it to our YouTube channel, RSC Journals, which has the added benefit of making it available to people looking for chemistry videos on YouTube.

Video on your tablet or smartphone

You can also watch the full video on your tablet or smartphone using a free augmented reality app called Junaio Augmented Reality Browser. To do this you’ll need a tablet or phone that’s connected to the internet and has a camera on the back.

To watch the video:

•              Use you app store of choice to install Junaio.

•              Get the cover image ready to scan. You can open the article pdf from here to the first page on your computer screen, print the first page (this will work for both colour and greyscale printing), or just scan the image in this blog post.

•              Open the Junaio app, position your phone or tablet so that the cover image is on the screen, and press the scan button in the top right corner of the screen.

•              The Royal Society of Chemistry logo will appear briefly in the top left corner, indicating that you have connected to our channel, and then the YouTube video page will be displayed.

•              Press play and enjoy the video.

One of the nice things about the augmented reality version is that the video is associated with the image, not just the cover, which makes it quite versatile. For example, the authors could use the image (without the play button and the journal branding) on a conference poster and people with a suitable phone or tablet would also be able to scan it and watch the video.

Please do have a look and let us know what you think in the comments. Which versions are good and which could be better? What are your favourite features and why? Is there anything else you would like to see?

For more information about the science behind the video, read the free-to-access CrystEngComm article using the link below and watch the video on the article landing page. 

Dynamic growth modes of ordered arrays and mesocrystals during drop-casting of iron oxide nanocubes 
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 1443-1450

Please do let us know what you think by commenting below! Would you like to see more videos in Royal Society of Chemistry journals? 

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Call for papers: 2014 themed issues celebrating the International Year of Crystallography

It is 100 years since the Nobel Prize was awarded to the discovery of X-ray diffraction by crystals. Since then, crystallographic techniques have enabled scientists to investigate all sorts of structures—from DNA to computer components.

To recognise crystallography’s contributions to science, 2014 has been designated as the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014) by the United Nations. A wide range of related events have already been organised by different groups around the world, and CrystEngComm is no exception. We will be celebrating IYCr2014 with 4 themed issues highlighting crystal engineering research from around the world.

Be part of the IYCr and submit your work to the journal – articles from all areas of crystal engineering, such as crystal growth, coordination polymers and supramolecular interactions, are welcome. The deadline for the themed issues are as follows:

CrystEngComm India–deadline 2nd December 2013

Asia Pacific–deadline 28th January 2014

North America–deadline 18th February 2014

Europe–deadline 10th March 2014

How to submit?
All types of manuscript—communications, full papers and Highlights, will be considered for publication. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system.

All manuscripts will be subject to the normal refereeing procedure and inclusion in the themed issue will be at the discretion of the Guest Editors. Please indicate in your submission that you would like the manuscript to be considered for this themed issue.

Guest Editors
Each themed issue is guest edited by well respected researchers based in that geographic region. They are:

India–Dr Rahul Banerjee 

Asia Pacific–Professor Stuart Batten and Professor Jagadese Vittal

North America–Professor Christer Aakeröy and Professor Tomislav Friščić

Europe–Professor Dario Braga and Professor Michaele Hardie

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Call for papers: 2014 themed issues

We are delighted to announce that CrystEngComm will be publishing a number of themed issues in 2014. The following two issues are now open for submissions, and we want you to submit your work. Read on if your research lies within these two areas:

CrystEngCommStructural Macrocyclic Supramolecular Chemistry–deadline 11th November 2013

Functional Co-crystals— deadline 13th January 2014

Details of the scope of each issue is below.

How to submit?
All types of manuscript—communications, full papers and Highlights, will be considered for publication. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system.

All manuscripts will be subject to the normal refereeing procedure and inclusion in the themed issue will be at the discretion of the Guest Editors. Please indicate in your submission that you would like the manuscript to be considered for this themed issue.

Issue scopes

Structural Macrocyclic Supramolecular Chemistry
Guest edited by Prof. Len Barbour, Prof. Len MacGillivray, and Academy Professor Kari Rissanen, this themed issue will focus on solid state structural chemistry of supramolecular complexes and assemblies consisting of, or containing, macrocyclic compounds as essential structural elements, including but not limited to calixarenes, resorcinarens, cyclodextrins, pillarenes, and cucubiturils.

Functional Co-crystals
Guest edited by Prof. Colin Pulham, this issue highlights how co-crystals with specific functionalities can be designed and prepared. A special focus is on the structure-property relationships in co-crystals and whether one can make predictions about how molecular components may interact in a co-crystal,and how functional properties may be designed and tailored.

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Highlights from the upcoming Coordination Polymers themed issue

We will shortly be publishing a themed issue titled “Structural Design of Coordination Polymers” in CrystEngComm. As a taster of what is coming, the following is a selection of articles from the issue that is recommended as HOT by our referees.


Self-assembly of a chiral three-dimensional manganese(II)–copper(II) coordination polymer with a double helical architecture
Thais Grancha, Clarisse Tourbillon, Jesús Ferrando-Soria, Miguel Julve, Francesc Lloret, Jorge Pasán, Catalina Ruiz-Pérez, Oscar Fabelo and Emilio Pardo

CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41022F, Communication

Self-assembly of a chiral three-dimensional manganese(II)–copper(II) coordination polymer with a double helical architecture


Coordination polymers of alkali metal trithiocyanurates: structure determinations and ionic conductivity measurements using single crystals
Satoshi Tominaka, Sebastian Henke and Anthony K. Cheetham

CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41150H, Paper

Coordination polymers of alkali metal trithiocyanurates: structure determinations and ionic conductivity measurements using single crystals


Solvent-free synthesis of supported ZIF-8 films and patterns through transformation of deposited zinc oxide precursors
Ivo Stassen, Nicolò Campagnol, Jan Fransaer, Philippe Vereecken, Dirk De Vos and Rob Ameloot

CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41025K, Communication

Solvent-free synthesis of supported ZIF-8 films and patterns through transformation of deposited zinc oxide precursors


The influence of nitro groups on the topology and gas sorption property of extended Zn(II)-paddlewheel MOFs
Phuong V. Dau and Seth M. Cohen

CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41124A, Communication

The influence of nitro groups on the topology and gas sorption property of extended Zn(II)-paddlewheel MOFs


Linker extensions in metal–organic frameworks: a way to isoreticular networks or new topologies?
Daniela Frahm, Frank Hoffmann and Michael Fröba

CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40594J, Paper

Linker extensions in metal–organic frameworks: a way to isoreticular networks or new topologies?


Studying fluorous interactions in a series of coordination compounds derived from mono-pyridyl ligands equipped with hydrogen bonding functionality: exploiting anion•••πF interaction in separating ClO4 anion from a competing mixture of anions
Subhabrata Banerjee and Parthasarathi Dastidar

CrystEngComm, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40359A, Paper

Studying fluorous interactions in a series of coordination compounds derived from mono-pyridyl ligands equipped with hydrogen bonding functionality: exploiting anionπF interaction in separating ClO4− anion from a competing mixture of anions

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‘New talent: Americas’ Collection now online

The CrystEngComm Collection ‘New talent: Americas’

The CrystEngComm Collection ‘New talent: Americas’ as now been published.

The issue contains a collection of papers from young talented scientists working in the field of crystal engineering in the Americas, including:

Switching between halogen- and hydrogen-bonding in stoichiometric variations of a cocrystal of a phosphine oxide
Se Ye Oh, Christopher W. Nickels, Felipe Garcia, William Jones and Tomislav Frišcic
CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 6110-6114

Controlling the local arrangements of p-stacked polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons through substituent effects
Steven E. Wheeler
CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 6140-6145

Structural bolstering of metal sites as nodes in metal–organic frameworks
Sanjit Das, Daniel E. Johnston and Siddhartha Das
CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 6136-6139

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These are just a few of the great articles from the Americas included in the collection.

Read the full CrystEngComm Collection here

You can also check out the issues editorial by the Guest Editor, Christer Aakeröy

New talent: Americas

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Highlights from themed issues on ionic liquids

                

The field of ionic liquids has seen phenomenal growth in recent years, with the topic spanning a variety of disciplines across the chemical sciences. The recent themed issues from ChemComm, PCCP and CrystEngComm showcase some of the latest developments from a range of scientific subjects utilising the unique properties of ionic liquids.

Highlights from these themed issues include the articles below, which are free to download until the 24th August. You can also access the full themed issues by clicking on the buttons above.

  Click here to access the full list of articles

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