This months CrystEngSelects

Here is this month’s selection of advanced articles and accepted manuscripts of interest to crystal engineers from across the RSC journals

CrystEngSelectsArticles are chosen from:
Chemical Science,
Dalton Transactions,
Journal of Materials Chemistry,
New Journal of Chemistry,
RSC Advances.

On the abundance of chiral crystals
Chaim Dryzun and David Avnir
Chem. Commun., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17727G, Communication

Self-assembly of unprecedented [8 + 12] Cu-metallamacrocycle-based 3D metal–organic frameworks
Zhouqing Xu, Qiang Wang, Huijun Li, Wei Meng, Yi Han, Hongwei Hou and Yaoting Fan
Chem. Commun., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31590D, Communication

Thermodynamic analysis of Xe/Kr selectivity in over 137 000 hypothetical metal–organic frameworks
Benjamin J. Sikora, Christopher E. Wilmer, Michael L. Greenfield and Randall Q. Snurr
Chem. Sci., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC01097F, Edge Article

Mixed-motif interpenetration and cross-linking of high-connectivity networks led to robust and porous metal–organic frameworks with high gas uptake capacities
Liang Wen, Peng Cheng and Wenbin Lin
Chem. Sci., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20172K, Edge Article

Layer-by-layer assembly of supramolecular hexagonal blocks driven by CH–π and π–π interactions
Muhammad Moazzam Naseer and Shahid Hameed
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25118C, Communication

Probing CH-π(alkyne) interactions in a series of ethynylferrocenes
C. John McAdam, Scott A. Cameron, Lyall R. Hanton, Anthony R. Manning, Stephen C. Moratti and Jim Simpson
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25267H, Paper

A novel assembly of LiFePO4 microspheres from nanoplates
Chuanjian Zhang, Xiang He, Qingshan Kong, Hong Li, Hao Hu, Haibo Wang, Lin Gu, Li Wang, Guanglei Cui and Liquan Chen
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25114K, Paper

Temperature-controlled assembly of a series of inorganic–organic hybrid arsenomolybdates
Jingyang Niu, Jiai Hua, Xiang Ma and Jingping Wang
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE00030J, Paper

Single crystalline β-SiAlON nanowhiskers: preparation and enhanced properties at high temperature
Xinmei Hou, Ziyou Yu, Zhiyuan Chen, Baojun Zhao and Kuo-Chih Chou
Dalton Trans., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30114H, Paper

Photophysical properties of spherical aggregations of CdS nanocrystals capped with a chromophoric surface agent
Qiong Zhang, Yuanhao Gao, Shengyi Zhang, Jieying Wu, Hongping Zhou, Jiaxiang Yang, Xutang Tao and Yupeng Tian
Dalton Trans., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30622K, Paper

[NH2(C2H4)2O]MX5: a new family of morpholinium nonlinear optical materials among halogenoantimonate(III) and halogenobismuthate(III) compounds. Structural characterization, dielectric and piezoelectric properties
Magdalena Owczarek, Przemysław Szklarz, Ryszard Jakubas and Andrzej Miniewicz
Dalton Trans., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30291H, Paper

Synthesis and characterisation of famatinite copper antimony sulfide nanocrystals
Joel van Embden and Yasuhiro Tachibana
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32094K, Communication

New core–shell hybrid nanoparticles for biophotonics: fluorescent organic nanocrystals confined in organosilicate spheres
Cécile Philippot, Fabien Dubois, Mathieu Maurin, Bruno Boury, Alain Prat and Alain Ibanez
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM30875D, Paper

Preparation, properties and applications of polysaccharide nanocrystals in advanced functional nanomaterials: a review
Ning Lin, Jin Huang and Alain Dufresne
Nanoscale, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30260H, Review Article

Understanding the formation of CuS concave superstructures with peroxidase-like activity
Weiwei He, Huimin Jia, Xiaoxiao Li, Yan Lei, Jing Li, Hongxiao Zhao, Liwei Mi, Lizhi Zhang and Zhi Zheng
Nanoscale, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30310H, Paper

Observed and predicted hydrogen bond motifs in crystal structures of hydantoins, dihydrouracils and uracils
Aurora J. Cruz-Cabeza and Carl H. Schwalbe
New J. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NJ21060F, Paper

Characterization of graphite oxide after heat treatment
Zhongliang Hu, Yifeng Chen, Qinglin Hou, Ruiming Yin, Fusheng Liu and Han Chen
New J. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NJ20833D, Paper

Synthesis of hierarchically porous zeolite A crystals with uniform particle size in a droplet microreactor
Phan Huy Hoang, Kyung-Byung Yoon and Dong-Pyo Kim
RSC Adv., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20074K, Paper

Growth, structure and spectral properties of Cr3+-doped LiMgAl(MoO4)3 crystals with a disordered structure
Bin Xiao, Yisheng Huang, Lizhen Zhang, Zhoubin Lin and Guofu Wang
RSC Adv., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA00050D, Paper

Biomimetic crystallization of anisotropic zinc oxide nanoparticles in the homogeneous phase: shape control by surface additives applied under thermodynamic or kinetic control
Carlos Lizandara-Pueyo, Maria Carmen Morant-Miñana, Martin Wessig, Michael Krumm, Stefan Mecking and Sebastian Polarz
RSC Adv., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20343J, Paper

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