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Design and understanding of solid-state and crystalline materials
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CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01564A, Paper
We use density functional theory to reveal the detailed elastic properties of two topical ZIF materials comprising the same chemical composition but different crystalline structures. ZIF-4 was found to exhibit a negative Poisson's ratio, representing the first ‘auxetic-ZIF’ to be identified.
Xiaoshan Wang, Lijuan Liu, Xiaoyang Wang, Chuangtian Chen and Lei Bai
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02096K, Paper
A new UV nonlinear optical crystal NaSr3Be3B3O9F4 with dimension up to 13×14×20 mm3 was successfully grown by the top-seeded solution growth method from LiF-NaF-B2O3 flux for the first time. The...
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01963F, Paper
Based on 5-[4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)-phenyl]-2H-tetrazole (HL), three metal(II) complexes formulated as PbL2(H2O) (1) and ML2(H2O)4•2H2O (M= Ni 2 and Co 3) were synthesized and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Stable mononuclear...
Weiqiang LV, Weirong Huo, Yinghua Niu, Yaxing Zhu, Yu-Tao Xie, Xuyun Guo and Weidong He
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01640H, Communication
In this study, molecular static calculation is carried out to evaluate the van der Waals interaction (vdW) associated with different oriented attachment (OA) growth systems involving 1D nanorods (NRs), 2D...
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02037E, Paper
This study is the first report of the fabrication of tetragonal ZrO2 crystallites with assistance from the formation of phenol formaldehyde resins during hydrothermal reactions.
Qinghua Wang, Shiyong Yu, Zhibing Tan, Renfei Zhang, Zhao Li, Xuechuan Gao, Beibei Shen and Haiquan Su
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02053G, Paper
Monodisperse CeO2/Bi2O3 nanospheres were successfully synthesized via the three-step method, which is a traditional hydrothermal dip-coating–anneal method. The obtained CeO2/Bi2O3 nanospheres had remarkable photocatalytic degradation activities of dye under visible light.
Xiaioqing Li, Xiangming Su, Pin Liu, jie liu, Zhiling Yao, Jiajun Chen, Hui Yao, Xi bin Yu and Ming Zhan
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01907E, Paper
A series of efficient red phosphor K2SiF6:Mn4+ nanoparticles with uniform morphology and dispersity were successfully prepared through a fast liquid-solid-solution route at room temperature. Potassium oleate and SiO2 spheresKMnO4 molar...
Fanpeng Cai, Yubin Tang, Hao Shen, chao wang, Ao Ren, Xiao Lisong, Gu Wei and Weidong Shi
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01776E, Paper
Novel mix-phase TiO2 nanosheets were successfully synthesized by a facile Sol-gel method via using graphene oxide (GO) as the sacrifice template for the first time. The SEM, TEM and AFM...
Zongliang Liu, Guoqiang Ren, Lin Shi, Xujun Su, Jianfeng Wang and Ke Xu
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01899K, Paper
The effect of different carbon types, including carbon nanotube, active carbon, graphene, graphite, and ordered mesoporous carbon, on the suppression of polycrystals generation and morphology of GaN polycrystals by Na...
Yangyang Dang, Yang Liu, Youxuan Sun, Dongsheng Yuan, Xiaolong Liu, Weiqun Lu, Guangfeng Liu, Haibing Xia and Xutang Tao
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02106A, Paper
Bulk crystal of tetragonal CH3NH3PbI3 with dimensions of centimeters grown by a temperature-lowering method in HI solution is reported for the first time.
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02125H, Paper
A series of functionalized malonic acid half-ester derivatives (parent compound MHE-1), with variations in functional groups at different positions on the aromatic ring have been synthesized and crystal structures are...
Saikat Kumar Seth, Vannajan Sanghiran Lee, Janchai Yana, Sharifuddin Md Zain, Anna C. Cunha, Vitor F. Ferreira, Alessandro K Jordao, Maria Cecília B. V. de Souza, Solange Wardell, James Wardell and Edward R. T. Tiekink
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02175D, Paper
Crystallography on mono-p-substituted derivatives of 1-(arylamino)-1,2,3-triazole-4-carbohydrazides, 1 (X = H), 2 (F), 3 (Cl) and 4 (Br), and a 2,5-dichloro (5) analogue, shows the molecular structures are similar. Distinct hydrogen...
Yinping Deng, Huiqin Ling, xue feng, Tao Hang and Ming Li
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01993H, Paper
In this work, large-scale Cu nanocones arrays are synthesized by a one-step electrodeposition method without any template. The surface morphologies of Cu deposits prepared under different fabrication conditions have been...
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02150A, Highlight
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as an important family of compounds that have fascinating structures and diverse applications. But until now, targeted synthesis of MOFs with desired frameworks is still...
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02146K, Highlight
Arene ruthenium complexes are known for 50 years and the number of publications involving arene ruthenium complexes is in constant progression ever since their discovery. Following the synthesis and characterisation...
Kong-Lin Wu, Xian-Wen Wang, Kun Liu, Weizhi Wang, Yao-Xiang Yue, Meng-Li Zhao, Juan Cheng, Jiang Ming, Xian-Wen Wei and Xiaowang Liu
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02183E, Communication
(CoxNi1–x)0.85Se nanostructures (NSs) with different shapes (i.e., sheet-like, flower-like, and urchin-like) were synthesized by a sacrificial template method. As far as we know, this paper may be the first work...
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02109F, Paper
Crystallisation of the racemic V-shaped diquinoline derivative 8 from aprotic dimethyl formamide yields a very simple solvent-free crystal structure in space group Fdd2. Fully eclipsed columns of enantiomerically pure molecules,...
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02101K, Paper
This is an Accepted Manuscript, which has been through the RSC Publishing peer review process and has been accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts are published online shortly after acceptance. This version of the article will be replaced by the fully edited, formatted and proof read Advance Article as soon as this is available.
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01837K, Paper
Four new metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), namely [Cu(PDIA)(DMA)]n (JUC-126), [Mn4(PDIA)4(DMF)6]n•nDMF•2nH2O (JUC-127), [Zn23(PDIA)18(μ4-O)2(μ3-OH)6DMA6]n•10nDMA•6nH2O (JUC-128), [Co3(PDIA)2(HCOO)(μ3-OH)(H2O)(DMA)2]n•nDMA•nH2O (JUC-129) (JUC = Jilin University, China), based on a new rigid ligand 5-(phenyldiazenyl)isophthalic acid (H2PDIA) with azobenzene...
Jose Alberto Fernandes, Ana Isabel Ramos, Paulo Ribeiro Claro, Filipe Alexandre Almeida Paz and Susana Santos Braga
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02041C, Paper
A novel β-cyclodextrin (βCD) inclusion compound was prepared using 4-phenylpyridine N-oxide (PPNO) as the organic guest. The inclusion compound, βCD•PPNO, was characterised both in solution and the solid state using...
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01612B, Communication
The article describes the synthesis of selective dual emissive intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) receptor for zinc ion in acetonitrile, exhibiting aggregation induced emission enhancement (AIEE) in solid state.
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01856G, Paper
Solvothermal reactions of Cd(OAc)2·2H2O with 2,2′-azodibenzoic acid and five positional isomeric N-donor bipyridyl benzene ligands in MeOH/H2O at 170 °C gave rise to five coordination polymers. Complexes 1–5 were characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Liang Li, Jing-Wen Sun, Jing-Quan Sha, Guang-Ming Li, Peng-Fei Yan and Cheng Wang
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01725K, Paper
Three POMOFs with different degrees of interpenetration are reported and the influence of the organic molecules on the degree of interpenetration of the compounds is discussed.
Xue-Ting Xu, Ya-Nan Hou, Si-Yue Wei, Xiao-Xi Zhang, Feng-Ying Bai, Li-Xian Sun, Zhan Shi and Yong-Heng Xing
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01473A, Paper
We have synthesized four new uranyl complexes. Their photoluminescence was characterized and their photocatalytic properties were studied in detail.
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01587H, Highlight
Molten-salt reactions can be used to prepare single-crystal metal-oxide particles with morphologies and sizes that can be varied from the nanoscale to the microscale, subsequently enabling a growing number of...

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