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Additive controlled crystallization

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Abstract

Additives play a decisive role in crystallization processes. We survey the ongoing efforts in the realm of additive-controlled crystallization. Emphasis is placed on the commonly used and most studied types of additives and their influences on prenucleation, stabilization of amorphous precursors, nucleation, crystallization, chiral resolution, nanocrystal assembly, polymorph, and thus morphologies. We will highlight three types of nonclassical trajectories adopted by additive controlled crystallization, including oriented attachment, mesocrystals, and biomorphs.

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The article was received on 16 Jul 2010, accepted on 24 Nov 2010 and first published on 11 Jan 2011


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00419G
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 1249-1276
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    Additive controlled crystallization

    R. Song and H. Cölfen, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 1249
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00419G

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