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CrystEngComm

We have updated our reviewer recommended ‘HOT articles’ for 2021.

We update our HOT articles collection quarterly and have made the selected articles free to access until 19 November 2021! This collection represents the top 10% of research published in CrystEngComm between July – September 2021.

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HOT Articles – Online and free to access now

CrystEngComm

We have updated our reviewer recommended ‘HOT articles’ for 2021.

We update our HOT articles collection quarterly and have made the selected articles free to access until 24 May 2021! This collection represents the top 10% of research published in CrystEngComm between January – March 2021.

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HOT Articles – Online and free to access now

CrystEngComm

We have updated our reviewer recommend ‘HOT articles’ for 2020.

We update our HOT articles collection quarterly and have made the selected articles free to access until 18 February 2021! This collection represents the top 10% of research published in CrystEngComm between October – December 2020.

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HOT Articles – Online and free to access now

CrystEngComm

We have updated our reviewer recommend ‘HOT articles’ for 2020.

We update our HOT articles collection quarterly and have made the selected articles free to access until 21 August 2020! This collection represents the top 10% of research published in CrystEngComm between April – June 2020.

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HOT Articles – Online and free to access now

CrystEngComm, Royal Society of Chemistry

We have updated our reviewer recommend ‘HOT articles’ for 2020.

We update our HOT articles collection quarterly and have made the selected articles free to access until 22 May 2020! This collection represents the top 10% of research published in CrystEngComm between January – March 2020.

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CrystEngComm, Royal Society of Chemistry

We have updated our reviewer recommend ‘HOT articles’ for 2019.

We update our HOT articles collection quarterly and have made the selected articles free to access until 11 March 2020! This collection represents the top 10% of research published in CrystEngComm between October – December 2019.

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Reviewer Recommended and Highlight Collections: Online now!

CrystEngComm, Royal Society of Chemistry

We have just updated our reviewer recommend ‘HOT articles’ & our cummulative 2019 Highlights collections.

We update our HOT articles collection quarterly and make the selected articles free to access for 6 weeks! This collection represents the top 10% of research published in CrystEngComm between April – June 2019.

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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

A new dynamic framework with direct in situ visualisation of breathing under CO2 gas pressure
Phumile Sikiti, Charl X. Bezuidenhout, Dewald P. van Heerdena and Leonard J. Barbour
CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 3415-3419
DOI: 10.1039/C9CE00418A, Paper

 

Our 2019 Highlights collection pulls together all of the reviews published in CrystEngComm throughout the year. Remember to check back to read our latest articles!

These two articles are already getting plenty of citations:

 

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

ReS2-Based electrode materials for alkali-metal ion batteries
Xuan Xie, Minglei Mao, Shihan Qi and Jianmin Ma
CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 3755-3769
DOI: 10.1039/C9CE00531E, Highlight

 

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2016 CrystEngComm HOT articles

Take a look at our 2016 HOT articles which have been carefully selected by our referees. These are free to access for 4 weeks and will be updated regularly so keep checking! These have also been compiled into a collection for viewing on our website.

Qiong Wu, Yu Si, Ying-Ying Wu, Shan-Wen Wang, Guang-Sheng Wang and Lei Wang
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02498F, Paper

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Belén Fernández, Garikoitz Beobide, Ignacio Sánchez, Francisco Carrasco-Marín, José M. Seco, Antonio J. Calahorro, Javier Cepeda and Antonio Rodríguez-Diéguez
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 1282-1294
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02036K, Paper

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Congting Sun and Dongfeng Xue
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 1262-1272
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02328A, Highlight

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Photoswitchable metal organic frameworks: turn on the lights and close the windows
S. Castellanos, F. Kapteijn and J. Gascon
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02543E, Highlight

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Decrease of the required dopant concentration for δ-Bi2O3 crystal stabilization through thermal quenching during single-step flame spray pyrolysis
Jochen A. H. Dreyer, Suman Pokhrel, Johannes Birkenstock, Miguel G. Hevia, Marco Schowalter, Andreas Rosenauer, Atsushi Urakawa, Wey Yang Teoh and Lutz Mädler
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 2046-2056
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02430G, Paper

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Smart, stretchable and wearable supercapacitors: prospects and challenges
Yu Zheng, Yanbing Yang, Shasha Chen and Quan Yuan
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02510A, Highlight

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A new nanocrystalline binary phase: synthesis and properties of cubic tin monoselenide
Ran E. Abutbul, Elad Segev, Shmuel Samuha, Leila Zeiri, Vladimir Ezersky, Guy Makov and Yuval Golan
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 1918-1923
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02437D, Paper

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Continuous polycrystalline silicon layers on glass grown from tin solutions
R. Bansen, C. Ehlers, Th. Teubner, T. Markurt, J. Schmidtbauer and T. Boeck
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 1911-1917
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02530C, Paper

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Visible-light driven oxygen evolution over CoTiO3 perovskites via a modified Pechini method: impact of humidity on their phase composition
Shivatharsiny Rasalingam and Ranjit T. Koodali
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 868-871
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02452H, Communication

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Highly elongated vertical GaN nanorod arrays on Si substrates with an AlN seed layer by pulsed-mode metal–organic vapor deposition
Si-Young Bae, Byung Oh Jung, Kaddour Lekhal, Sang Yun Kim, Jeong Yong Lee, Dong-Seon Lee, Manato Deki, Yoshio Honda and Hiroshi Amano
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 1505-1514
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02056E, Paper


Direct observation of a fast single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation from a CuII-framework to a CuI-chain mediated by ascorbic acid
Yang Song, Rui-Qing Fan, Xin-Ming Wang, Song Gao, Xi Du, Ping Wang and Yu-Lin Yang
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 1878-1882
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00132G, Communication

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Coordination networks incorporating halogen-bond donor sites and azobenzene groups
Francisco Fernandez-Palacio, Marco Saccone, Arri Priimagi, Giancarlo Terraneo, Tullio Pilati, Pierangelo Metrangolo and Giuseppe Resnati
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 2251-2257
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00059B, Paper

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Luminescent MOF detects explosives

A new metal-organic-framework (MOF) based sensor for the explosive, trinitrophenol (TNP or picric acid), is reported by scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology,  Guwahati, India.

MOFs have been studied for a variety of potential uses, including as sensors.  The size and electronic properties of their pores can make MOFs sensitive to particular compounds and these features can be readily modified.  In their paper,  Mostakim SK and Shyam Biswas describe a MOF formed from Zr(IV) and the ligand 4,4′-(benzoijc]ij1,2,5]thiadiazole-4,7-diyl)dibenzoic acid (H2BTDB).  The as-synthesised material, [Zr6O4(OH)4(BTDB)6]·8H2O·6DMF, is activated by stirring with methanol and heating under vacuum, removing water and DMF from the pores. This activated MOF is strongly luminescent both in the solid state and in organic solvents.

Luminescence is quenched in the presence of TNP, an explosive commonly used in the production of fireworks, landmines and matches.  Other uses include: as an antiseptic and to treat burns, in metallurgy and in the dyeing industry. Shock or friction can cause dry TNP to explode so it is usually stored wet for safety reasons.   TNP is also mutagenic and/or carcinogenic and its presence in the environment as a result of industry is problematic.  Current detection methods for TNP and other related explosive compounds have low selectivity and are not portable.

Schematic representation of the selective sensing of TNP

This new MOF not only allows detection of TNP at levels as low as 1.63 × 10−6 M, but is also selective for TNP in the presence of other similar compounds such as trinitrotoluene (TNT). The MOF is also photostable and reusable and therefore has potential for use as a portable TNP sensor in practical situations. The authors are now investigating other potential sensors based on luminescent MOFs using related ligands.

For more information, see the full paper here:

A thiadiazole-functionalized Zr(IV)-based metal–organic framework as a highly fluorescent probe for the selective detection of picric acid
Mostakim SK and Shyam Biswas
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00421K

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Gwenda KydGwenda Kyd has a PhD in metallocarborane chemistry from the University of Edinburgh. Other research work includes the spectroscopic study of the structure of glasses and organometallic electron-transfer reactions and the preparation of new inorganic phosphors. She has recently published a book on chemicals from plants.

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2016 CrystEngComm HOT articles

Take a look at our 2016 HOT articles which have been carefully selected by our referees. These are free to access for 4 weeks and will be updated regularly so keep checking! These have also been compiled into a collection for viewing on our website.

Graphene oxide-templated preferential growth of continuous MOF thin films
Daeok Kim and Ali Coskun
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02188J

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Synthesis of the biocompatible and highly stable MIL-127(Fe): from large scale synthesis to particle size control
Hubert Chevreau, Anastasia Permyakova, Farid Nouar, Paul Fabry, Carine Livage, Florence Ragon, Alfonso Garcia-Marquez, Thomas Devic, Nathalie Steunou, Christian Serre and Patricia Horcajada
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01864A

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Crystal structure of disordered nanocrystalline αII-quinacridone determined by electron diffraction
T. E. Gorelik, C. Czech, S. M. Hammer and M. U. Schmidt
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 529-535
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01855B

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Syntheses and characterization of aryl-substituted pyrogallol[4]arenes and resorcin[4]arenes
Constance R. Pfeiffer, Kyle A. Feaster, Scott J. Dalgarno and Jerry L. Atwood
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 222-229
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01792K

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Control of interpenetration of copper-based MOFs on supported surfaces by electrochemical synthesis
Sumit Sachdeva, Alexey Pustovarenko, Ernst J. R. Sudhölter, Freek Kapteijn, Louis C. P. M. de Smet and Jorge Gascon
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02462E

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Tuning the optical, electronic and luminescence properties of LaOCl:Eu3+via structural and lattice strain modulation
Li Lv, Ting Wang, Sipeng Li, Yiguo Su and Xiaojing Wang
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 907-916
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02098K

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A brief review of the crucial progress on heterometallic polyoxotungstates in the past decade
Jiancai Liu, Qing Han, Lijuan Chen and Junwei Zhao
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 842-862
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02378E

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Synthesis, X-ray characterization, DFT calculations and Hirshfeld surface analysis of thiosemicarbazone complexes of Mn+ ions (n = 2, 3; M = Ni, Cd, Mn, Co and Cu)
Ghodrat Mahmoudi, Alfonso Castiñeiras, Piotr Garczarek, Antonio Bauzá, Arnold L. Rheingold, Vasyl Kinzhybalo and Antonio Frontera
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 1009-1023
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02371H

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Power driven tunable white upconversion luminescence from Lu2TeO6 tri-doped with Yb3+, Tm3+ and Ho3+
J. F. Tang, G. N. Li, C. Yang, J. Gou, D. H. Luo and H. He
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 9048-9054
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01734C

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N-donor ligands enhancing luminescence properties of seven Zn/Cd(II) MOFs based on a large rigid π-conjugated carboxylate ligand
Run-Ping Ye, Xin Zhang, Ji-Quan Zhai, Ye-Yan Qin, Lei Zhang, Yuan-Gen Yao and Jian Zhang
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 9155-9166
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01884F

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Syntheses and characterization of aryl-substituted pyrogallol[4]arenes and resorcin[4]arenes
Constance R. Pfeiffer, Kyle A. Feaster, Scott J. Dalgarno and Jerry L. Atwood
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 222-229
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01792K

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Quantitative estimate of cohesion forces
Michał Kaźmierczak and Andrzej Katrusiak
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 9423-9430
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01942G

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Ameliorated synthetic methodology for crystalline lanthanoid–metalloporphyrin open frameworks based on a multitopic octacarboxy-porphyrin scaffold: structural, gas sorption and photophysical properties
Bharat Kumar Tripuramallu, Hatem M. Titi, Sadipan Roy, Roli Verma and Israel Goldberg
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 515-520
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02048D

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Crystal structure of disordered nanocrystalline αII-quinacridone determined by electron diffraction
T. E. Gorelik, C. Czech, S. M. Hammer and M. U. Schmidt
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 529-535
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01855B

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Free to access until 19th February 2016

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