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August’s HOT papers

Please take a look at our new batch of HOT articles and enjoy reading in the August sunshine! These are free to access for 4 weeks only!

Our HOT articles have also been compiled into a collection and are available for viewing on our website

Encapsulated Cd3P2 quantum dots emitting from the visible to the near infrared for bio-labelling applications
Liping Ding, Shulian He, Dechao Chen, Mei Huang, Jinzhang Xu, Stephen G. Hickey, Alexander Eychmüller, Shu-Hong Yu and Shiding Miao
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01041H

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Free to access until 11th September 2014


Melting point–solubility–structure correlations in multicomponent crystals containing fumaric or adipic acid
Eustina Batisai, Alban Ayamine, Ornella E. Y. Kilinkissa and   Nikoletta B. Báthori
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01298D

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Free to access until 11th September 2014


Cocrystals of telmisartan: characterization, structure elucidation, in vivo and toxicity studies
Renu Chadha, Swati Bhandari, Jamshed Haneef, Sadhika Khullar and Sanjay Mandal
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00797B

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Free to access until 9th September 2014


Orthogonal halogen and hydrogen bonds involving a peptide bond model
Vera Vasylyeva, Susanta K. Nayak, Giancarlo Terraneo, Gabriella Cavallo, Pierangelo Metrangolo and Giuseppe Resnati
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 8102-8105
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01514B

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Free to access until 9th September 2014

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July’s HOT articles

Here is July’s batch of HOT articles – remember, these are free to access for 4 weeks only!

Our HOT articles have also been compiled into a collection and are available for viewing on our website.

Water crystallization to create ice spacers between graphene oxide sheets for highly electroactive graphene paper
Kunfeng Chen, Fei Liu, Shuyan Song and Dongfeng Xue
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 7771-7776
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01030B

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Free to access until 20th August 2014


Efficient solvent-controlled crystallization of pure polymorphs of 1-nitro-4-(4-nitrophenylmethylthio)benzene
Chong-Qing Wan, Ai-Min Li, Shaeel A. Al-Thabaiti, El-Sayed H. El-Mosslamy and Thomas C. W. Mak
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00753K

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Free to access until 13th August 2014


Synthesis of Cu2−xS nanocrystals induced by foreign metal ions: phase and morphology transformation and localized surface plasmon resonance
Haihang Ye, Aiwei Tang, Chunhe Yang, Kai Li, Yanbing Hou and   Feng Teng
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00945B

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Free to access until 13th August 2014


Orthogonal H-bonding synthons, actual and virtual structures in molecular crystals: a case study
Roberto Centore, Mauro Causà, Francesca Cerciello, Fabio Capone and Sandra Fusco
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00956H

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Free to access until 7th August 2014


Evolution of ZnO microstructures from hexagonal disk to prismoid, prism and pyramid and their crystal facet-dependent gas sensing properties
Nan Qin, Qun Xiang, Hongbin Zhao, Jincang Zhang and Jiaqiang Xu
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 7062-7073
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00637B

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Free to access until 4th August 2014


Bulk growth and nonlinear optical properties of thulium calcium oxyborate single crystals
Yanqing Liu, Fapeng Yu, Zhengping Wang, Shuai Hou, Lei Yang, Xinguang Xu and Xian Zhao
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 7141-7148
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00869C   

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Free to access until 4th August 2014


 

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HOT articles in June

Take a look at our HOT articles for the month of June and let us know your thoughts below. Remember, these are free to access for four weeks!

Crystal growth, transport phenomena and two-gap superconductivity in the mixed alkali metal (K1−zNaz)xFe2−ySe2 iron selenide
Maria Roslova, Svetoslav Kuzmichev, Tatiana Kuzmicheva, Yevgeny Ovchenkov, Min Liu, Igor Morozov, Aleksandr Boltalin, Andrey Shevelkov, Dmitry Chareev and Alexander Vasiliev
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE42664E

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Free to access until 30th July 2014


Coordination assembly of Borromean structures
Mei Pan and Cheng-Yong Su
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00616J

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Free to access until 30th July 2014


Weak hydrogen and dihydrogen bonds instead of strong N–HO bonds of a tricyclic [1,2,4,5]-tetrazine derivative. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction, theoretical calculations and Hirshfeld surface analysis
Magdalena Owczarek, Irena Majerz and Ryszard Jakubas
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00571F

 

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Free to access until 15th July 2014


Electroactive tetrathiafulvalene based pyridine-mono and -bis(1,2,3-triazoles) click ligands: synthesis, crystal structures and coordination chemistry
Thomas Biet and Narcis Avarvari
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00736K

 

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A novel azobenzene covalent organic framework
Jian Zhang, Laibing Wang, Na Li, Jiangfei Liu, Wei Zhang, Zhengbiao Zhang, Nianchen Zhou and Xiulin Zhu
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00369A

 

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The direct growth of a WO3 nanosheet array on a transparent conducting substrate for highly efficient electrochromic and electrocatalytic applications
Guo-fa Cai, Jiang-ping Tu, Ding Zhou, Lu Li, Jia-heng Zhang, Xiu-li Wang and Chang-dong Gu
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00404C

 

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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 

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Free to access until 8th July 2014


Solid phase microextraction (SPME) combined with TGA as a technique for guest analysis in crystal engineering
Matthew J. Fischer and Alicia M. Beatty
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00419A  

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Free to access until 8th July 2014


Li2CO3 thin films fabricated by sputtering techniques: the role of temperature on their properties
Lander Rojo, Irene Castro-Hurtado, María C. Morant-Miñana, Gemma G. Mandayo and Enrique Castaño
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00476K 

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Free to access until 8th July 2014


Glycine homopeptides: the effect of the chain length on the crystal structure and solid state reactivity
Aaron J. Smith, Farukh I. Ali and Dmitriy V. Soldatov
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00630E

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A study of the step-flow growth of the PVT-grown AlN crystals by a multi-scale modeling method
Wei Guo, Julia Kundin, Matthias Bickermann and Heike Emmerich
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00175C

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Free to access until 8th July 2014


Synthesis of ferromagnetic cobalt nanoparticle tipped CdSe@CdS nanorods: critical role of Pt-activation
Lawrence J. Hill, Nathaniel E. Richey, Younghun Sung, Philip T. Dirlam, Jared J. Griebel, In-Bo Shim, Nicola Pinna, Marc-Georg Willinger, Walter Vogel, Kookheon Char and Jeffrey Pyun
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00680A

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Free to access until 8th July 2014

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Top 10 most downloaded CrystEngComm articles

During the first quarter of 2014 (January, February and March) the most downloaded CrystEngComm articles were:

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 

Rare earth fluorides upconversion nanophosphors: from synthesis to applications in bioimaging 
Song Wang, Jing Feng, Shuyan Song and Hongjie Zhang 
CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 7142-7151 
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE40679B  

The synthesis of a novel Ag–NaTaO3 hybrid with plasmonic photocatalytic activity under visible-light 
Dongbo Xu, Min Chen, Shuyan Song, Deli Jiang, Weiqiang Fan and Weidong Shi 
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 1384-1388 
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41919C 

Facile Cl-mediated hydrothermal synthesis of large-scale Ag nanowires from AgCl hydrosol  
Wenlong Yang, Jingjing Li, Yijun Zhong, Haisheng Qian, Zhengquan Li and Yong Hu 
CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 2598-2600 
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE26925F  

Synthesis of Cu2O/ZnO hetero-nanorod arrays with enhanced visible light-driven photocatalytic activity  
Xinwei Zou, Huiqing Fan, Yuming Tian and Shijian Yan 
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 1149-1156 
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE42144A 

A new synthetic route to hollow Co3O4 octahedra for supercapacitor applications 
Yuebin Cao, Fangli Yuan, Mingshui Yao, Jin Ho Bang and Jung-Ho Lee 
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 826-833 
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41840E  

Enhanced reactive oxygen species on a phosphate modified C3N4/graphene photocatalyst for pollutant degradation 
YuLin Min, Xian Feng Qi, QunJie Xu and YouCun Chen 
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 1287-1295 
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41964A 

Synthesis of graphene–ZnO 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  

Characterizing crystal growth by oriented aggregation 
R. Lee Penn and Jennifer A. Soltis 
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 1409-1418 
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41773E  

Polymorphism in cocrystals: a review and assessment of its significance  
Srinivasulu Aitipamula, Pui Shan Chow and Reginald B. H. Tan 
CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 3451-3465 
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE42008F

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HOT articles for May!

Check out our new HOT articles for May and keep on checking as these are updated every week and more importantly – free to access for 4 weeks!

The influence of ZnO-binding 12-mer peptides on bio-inspired ZnO formation
Johannes Baier, Nina J. Blumenstein, Jan Preusker, Lars P. H. Jeurgens, Udo Welzel, Tuan A. Do, Jürgen Pleiss and Joachim Bill
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00520A

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Free to access until 10th June 2014

 


Influence of the anion nature on styryl dye crystal packing and feasibility of the direct and back [2 + 2] photocycloaddition reactions without single crystal degradation
Lyudmila G. Kuz’mina, Artem I. Vedernikov, Andrei V. Churakov, Elmira Kh. Lermontova, Judith A. K. Howard, Michael V. Alfimov and Sergey P. Gromov
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00266K

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Free to access until 10th June 2014

 


Illuminating host–guest cocrystallization between pyrogallol[4]arenes and the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethylsulfate
Drew A. Fowler, Constance R. Pfeiffer, Simon J. Teat, Christine M. Beavers, Gary A. Baker and Jerry L. Atwood
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00359D

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Free to access until 3rd June 2014


Weakening of the π*–π* dimerisation in 1,2,3,5-dithiadiazolyl radicals: structural, EPR, magnetic and computational studies of dichlorophenyl dithiadiazolyls, Cl2C6H3CNSSN
Christos P. Constantinides, Dana J. Eisler, A. Alberola, Emma Carter, Damien M. Murphy and Jeremy M. Rawson
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00308J

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Free to access until 3rd June 2014


 

Experimental evidence of negative linear compressibility in the MIL-53 metal–organic framework family
Pablo Serra-Crespo, Alla Dikhtiarenko, Eli Stavitski, Jana Juan-Alcañiz, Freek Kapteijn, François-Xavier Coudert and Jorge Gascon
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00436A

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Free to access until 29th May 2014


Which intermolecular interactions have a significant influence on crystal packing?
Robin Taylor
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00452C

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Crystal structures unpacked

A researcher in the UK has shed new light on which interactions are important in the packing of crystal structures.1

Robin Taylor from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) analysed the line-of-sight interactions between the most common elements found in organic crystal structures. He found that the probability of an interaction taking place boils down to the exposed surface area an atom presents. With 137,560 appropriate crystals available from the Cambridge Structural Database, and the inclusion of several statistical considerations, Taylor was able to keep potential sources of uncertainty to a minimum.

Interested? If so, read the full article at Chemistry World.

Interactions may be longer than the sum of Van der Waals radii yet still play a significant stabilising role

Interactions may be longer than the sum of Van der Waals radii yet still play a significant stabilising role

 The original article can be accessed below:

Which intermolecular interactions have a significant influence on crystal packing?
Robin Taylor
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00452C

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How to print a crystal in 3D

Rather than looking at a crystal on a screen, print it out and hold it in your hand

Scientists in the US have devised a method for printing three dimensional models of crystals using a 3D printer, the original CIF file and freely available software that can be run on standard operating systems.

Crystallographers like to picture complex crystal structures in three dimensions. Many use software that allows them to visualise the structures in a virtual space, but a better option would a physical model that you could hold in your hand.

Interested? Read the full article at Chemistry World.

The original article can be read below:

How to Print a Crystal Structure Model in 3D
Teng-Hao Chen, Semin Lee, Amar H Flood and Ognjen Miljanic  
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00371C

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HOT articles for April

Modulating the solubility of sulfacetamide by means of cocrystals
N. Rajesh Goud, Ronaq Ali Khan and Ashwini Nangia
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00103F

 

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Free to access until 23rd May 2014


Nucleation and crystal growth of amorphous nilutamide – unusual low temperature behavior
Niraj S. Trasi and Lynne S. Taylor
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00118D

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Free to access until 15th May 2014


Tröger’s base quasiracemates and crystal packing tendencies
Jacob T. Cross, Nicholas A. Rossi, Mateusz Serafin and Kraig A. Wheeler
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00323C

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Free to access until 15th May 2014


When two symmetrically independent molecules must be different: “Crystallization-induced diastereomerization” of chiral pinanyl sulfone
Olga A. Lodochnikova, Valeriya A. Startseva, Liliya E. Nikitina, Andrei V. Bodrov, Alexander E. Klimovitskii, Evgenii N. Klimovitskii and Igor A. Litvinov
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE42642D   

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Free to access until 15th May 2014


Pressure-induced isostructural phase transition of a metal–organic framework Co2(4,4′-bpy)3(NO3)4·xH2O
Mi Zhou, Kai Wang, Zhiwei Men, Chenglin Sun, Zhanlong Li, Bingbing Liu, Guangtian Zou and Bo Zou
CrystEngComm, 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE42607F

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Caffeine-fuelled fix for runaway eye treatment

Eye infection treatments that resist being blinked away could be formulated by cocrystallising an antibiotic with caffeine.

Cocrystallising sulfacetamide (left) with caffeine (right) makes it less soluble

Sulfacetamide (SACT) is often lost on blinking and in tears when applied as a treatment for conjunctivitis and other ocular ailments. This leads to the inconvenience and complications of applying larger and more frequent doses of SACT….’

Interested? Read the full article at Chemistry World.

Please click on the below title to access the original article.

Modulating the solubility of Sulfacetamide by means of cocrystals
Ashwini Nangia, Rajesh Goud and Ronaq Ali Khan  
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00103F, Paper

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Top Ten most accessed CrystEngComm articles from October to December 2013

During October, November and December, the following articles were the Top Ten most accessed:

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

Self-assembled structures of CuO primary crystals synthesized from Cu(CH3COO)2–NaOH aqueous systems
Xiaoxue Xu, Hong Yang and Yinong Liu  
CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 5289-5298
DOI: 10.1039/c2ce25420d

Activation of metal–organic framework materials
Joseph E. Mondloch, Olga Karagiaridi, Omar K. Farha and Joseph T. Hupp  
CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 9258-9264
DOI: 10.1039/c3ce41232f

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) based on mixed linker systems: structural diversities towards functional materials
Ritesh Haldar and Tapas Kumar Maji  
CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 9276-9295
DOI: 10.1039/c3ce41438h

Surfactant-free CuO mesocrystals with controllable dimensions: green ordered-aggregation-driven synthesis, formation mechanism and their photochemical performances
Shaodong Sun, Xiaozhe Zhang, Jie Zhang, Liqun Wang, Xiaoping Song and Zhimao Yang  
CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 867-877
DOI: 10.1039/c2ce26216a

Porous aromatic frameworks: Synthesis, structure and functions
Teng Ben and Shilun Qiu  
CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 17-26
DOI: 10.1039/c2ce25409c

Synthesis of graphene–ZnO 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

Facile synthesis of core–shell–satellite Ag/C/Ag nanocomposites using carbon nanodots as reductant and their SERS properties
Yuan Zhang, Chaosheng Xing, Deli Jiang and Min Chen
CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 6305-6310
DOI: 10.1039/c3ce40664d

Morphology control of ZnO with citrate: a time and concentration dependent mechanistic insight
Somnath Das, Kingshuk Dutta and Amitava Pramanik  
CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 6349-6358
DOI: 10.1039/c3ce40822a

Structural design of coordination polymers
Miao Du, Rahul Banerjee and George K. H. Shimizu  
CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 9237-9238
DOI: 10.1039/c3ce90156d

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