This month’s CrystEngSelects

Here is this month’s selection of Advance Articles and Accepted Manuscripts of interest to crystal engineers across RSC Journals

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


New Zeolite Al-COE-4: Reaching highly shape-selective catalytic performance through interlayer expansion
Bilge Yilmaz
Chem. Commun., 2012, Accepted Manuscript

Successful implementation of the stepwise layer-by-layer growth of MOF thin films on confined surfaces: Mesoporous silica foam as a first case study
Mohamed Eddaoudi, Osama Shekhah, Liling Fu, rachid sougrat, Youssef Belmabkhout, Amy J. Cairns and Emmanuel P. Giannelis
Chem. Commun., 2012, Accepted Manuscript

Interconversion between different stoichiometric forms of a three-component crystal via liquid-assisted grinding
Leigh Loots, Helene Wahl, Leandi van der Westhuizen, Delia A. Haynes and Tanya le Roex
Chem. Commun., 2012, Advance Article

Luminescent lanthanide metal–organic frameworks with a large SHG response
Song Dang, Jian-Han Zhang, Zhong-Ming Sun and Hongjie Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2012, Advance Article

Inorganic topochemistry. Vapor-induced solid state transformations of luminescent, three-coordinate gold(I) complexes
Sang Ho Lim, Marilyn M. Olmstead and Alan L. Balch
Chem. Sci., 2012, Advance Article

A porous coordination framework for highly sensitive and selective solid-phase microextraction of non-polar volatile organic compounds
Chun-Ting He, Jing-Yu Tian, Si-Yang Liu, Gangfeng Ouyang, Jie-Peng Zhang and Xiao-Ming Chen
Chem. Sci., 2012, Advance Article

Site-Selective Cyclometallation of a Metal-Organic Framework
Seth M Cohen
Chem. Sci., 2012, Accepted Manuscript

Metal dependent dimensionality in sulfate coordination polymers containing 3-pyridylisonicotinamide
Jacqueline S. Lucas, Jacob W. Uebler and Robert L. LaDuca
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article

Synthesis and crystal structure of three new cadmium tartrates with open frameworks
Paula Vera-Cruz, Ruben Alfredo Toscano, Jorge Balmaseda, Mario Basterrechea, Netzahualcoyotl Niño and Luis Felipe del Castillo Dávila
CrystEngComm, 2012

Crystal Structure Determination by Combined Synchrotron Powder X-ray Diffraction and Crystal Structure Prediction: 1:1 L-Ephedrine D-Tartrate
Han Wu, Matthew Habgood, Julia E Parker, Nik Reeves-McLaren, J K Cockcroft, Martin Vickers, Anthony R West and Alan G Jones
CrystEngComm, 2012, Accepted Manuscript

Dealloying strategy to fabricate ultrafine nanoporous gold-based alloys with high structural stability and tunable magnetic properties
Zhonghua Zhang, Chi Zhang, Yulai Gao, Jan Frenzel, Junzhe Sun and Gunther Eggeler
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article

Low-melting molecular complexes. Halogen bonds in molecular complexes of bromoform
Dmitry S. Yufit, Roman Zubatyuk, Oleg V. Shishkin and Judith A. K. Howard
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article

Cis and trans-bis(tetrathiafulvalene-acetylide) platinum(II) complexes: syntheses, crystal structures, and influence of the ancillary ligands on their electronic properties
Antoine Vacher, Frédéric Barrière, Franck Camerel, Jean-François Bergamini, Thierry Roisnel and Dominique Lorcy
Dalton Trans., 2012, Advance Article

Synthesis, crystal structure and photophysical properties of lanthanide coordination polymers of 4-[4-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)butoxy]benzoate: the effect of bidentate nitrogen donors on luminescence
Shyni Raphael, M. L. P. Reddy, Kalyan V. Vasudevan and Alan H. Cowley
Dalton Trans., 2012, Advance Article

Easily accessible, hydrocarbon-soluble, crystalline, anhydrous lanthanide (Nd, La, and Y) phosphates prepared in water: synthesis from bulky ionol ethyl phosphoric acid and use in butadiene and DL-dilactide polymerisation
Ilya E. Nifant’ev, Alexander N. Tavtorkin, Andrei V. Shlyahtin and Andrei Churakov
Dalton Trans., 2012, Accepted Manuscript

A new strategy to prepare polymer composites with versatile shape memory properties
Qinglong Zhang, Shijie Song, Jiachun Feng and Peiyi Wu
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article

Two dimensional directed π–π interactions in a linear shaped bi-1,3,4-oxadiazole derivative to achieve organic single crystal with highly polarized fluorescence and amplified spontaneous emissions
Songnan Qu, Qipeng Lu, Shaohang Wu, Lijun Wang and Xingyuan Liu
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article

Anisotropic nanocrystal arrays organized on protein lattices formed by recombinant clathrin fragments
Nancy Hom, Kinjal R. Mehta, Tsengming Chou, Amy B. Foraker, Frances M. Brodsky, Kent Kirshenbaum and Jin Kim Montclare
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article

Synthesis and high pressure transformation of metastable wurtzite structured CuGaS2 nanocrystals
Bo Zou, Ningru Xiao, Li Zhu, Kai Wang, Quanqin Dai, Yingnan Wang, Shourui Li, Yongming Sui, Yanming Ma, Jing Liu, Bingbing Liu and Guangtian Zou
Nanoscale, 2012, Accepted Manuscript

Microwave-assisted synthesis of CdSe quantum dots: can the electromagnetic field influence the formation and quality of the resulting nanocrystals?
Mojtaba Mirhosseini Moghaddam, Mostafa Baghbanzadeh, Andreas Keilbach and C. Oliver Kappe
Nanoscale, 2012, Accepted Manuscript

A model for the controlled assembly of semiconductor peptides
Se Hye Kim and Jon R. Parquette
Nanoscale, 2012, Advance Article

Rapid synthesis of Ce3+-doped YAG nanoparticles by a solvothermal method using metal carbonates as precursors
Abdelhay Aboulaich, Jérôme Deschamps, Rodolphe Deloncle, Audrey Potdevin, Bertrand Devouard, Geneviève Chadeyron and Rachid Mahiou
New J. Chem., 2012, Advance Article

Single-crystal to single-crystal transformations in discrete solvated metallocycles: the role of the metal ion
Tia Jacobs and Leonard J. Barbour
New J. Chem., 2013, Advance Article

Mesoporous silica coated NaYF4 nanocrystals: facile synthesis, in vitro bioimaging and photodynamic therapy of cancer cells
Haisheng Qian
RSC Adv., 2012, Accepted Manuscript

Molecular selective photocatalytic decomposition of alkylanilines by crystalline TiO2 particles and their nanocomposites with mesoporous silica
Masataka Yasui, Kiyofumi Katagiri, Shoji Yamanaka and Kei Inumaru
RSC Adv., 2012, Advance Article

Linear and nonlinear optical properties of gold nanocrystals incorporated mesoporous silica thin films
Jing-Yue Fang, Shi-Qiao Qin, Xue-Ao Zhang, Yong-Ming Nie and Fei Wang
RSC Adv., 2012, Accepted Manuscript

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