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CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00332J, Paper
Three new 3D POM-based CuI coordination polymers have been successfully prepared by a hydrothermal reaction. Compounds 1–3 show remarkably high heat stability, acid and alkali resistance, and effectively degrade methylene blue within visible light range.
M. L. Arnal, S. Boissé, A. J. Müller, F. Meyer, J.-M. Raquez, P. Dubois and R. E. Prud`homme
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00330C, Paper
Crystallization in double crystalline PLLA-b-PEO block copolymers, with PLLA blocks of different lengths, was studied by DSC, AFM and TEM. A synergistic interaction between the crystallization of the two blocks was observed and discussed.
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00584E, Paper
Knowledge of the equilibrium crystal shape and structure of the exposed surfaces of nickel phosphide (Ni2P) nanostructures is essential for understanding and control of their catalytic performance.
Xueling Ma, Yuxin Tang, Haijun Tao, Yuekun Lai, Yanyan Zhang, Xinran Zhou, Zhisheng Lv, Zhiqiang Zhu and Jie Tao
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00499G, Paper
A uniform spatially distributed Ag/AgCl nanostructure on a hierarchical TiO2 microsphere was rationally synthesized for visible light-driven photocatalytic degradation.
T. Gaudisson, R. Sayed-Hassan, N. Yaacoub, G. Franceschin, S. Nowak, J.-M. Grenèche, N. Menguy, Ph. Sainctavit and S. Ammar
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00700G, Paper
The nucleation and growth mechanism of exchange-biased magnetically contrasted highly crystallized and perfectly epitaxied Fe3O4–CoO nanoaggregates was investigated using local probe analysis.
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00612D, Highlight
This paper highlights recent developments of functional metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), especially with Lewis basic motifs inside MOF channels.
Grace Baaklini, Gabin Gbabode, Simon Clevers, Philippe Negrier, Denise Mondieig and Gerard Coquerel
CrystEngComm, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00652C, Paper
Melt crystallization of N-Methylurea was investigated by X-ray and differential scanning calorimetry techniques. In addition to the known orthorhombic stable Form I, two new polymorphic forms (Form II and III)...
CrystEngComm, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00778C, Communication
We report observations and origins of Ga-rich GaGe droplets and their localized etching of Ge-rich GaGe thin films grown on GaAs (100) substrates by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition. Micron and...
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00496B, Paper
Unprecedented Janus head type lp⋯π⋯lp and S⋯F⋯S motifs were observed between tris-arylthiotriazine and hexafluorobenzene.
Antonio O.L. Evora, Ricardo Castro, Teresa Maria, Manuela Ramos Silva, Joop H. ter Horst, João Canotilho and M. Ermelinda S. Eusébio
CrystEngComm, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00380J, Paper
Diflunisal is an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal drug, class II of the Biopharmaceutical Classification System, that has recently been the subject of renewed interest due to its potential use in the oral...
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00607H, Paper
A new type of photomechanical motion of photochromic diarylethene crystals has been presented.
Xinyuan Zhang, Xingxing Jiang, Pengxiang Liu, Yin Li, Heng Tu, Zheshuai Lin, Degang Xu, Guochun Zhang, Yicheng Wu and Jianquan Yao
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00398B, Paper
Nonlinear optical properties, the inclinations to achieve noncentrosymmetric space groups in isoxazolone-based crystals, and THz-wave generation in MLS are reported.
Masaaki Kurihara, Fumitaka Hayashi, Kosuke Shimizu, Hajime Wagata, Toshiyuki Hirano, Yasuhiro Nakajima, Hiromasa Nishikiori, Shuji Oishi, Kazunari Domen and Katsuya Teshima
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00272B, Paper
The use of the flux coating method enables the direct fabrication of CuInS2 crystal layers on a Mo-coated glass substrate through the in situ conversion of Cu2S pre-coated on the substrate to CuInS2 from a chloride-based flux.
CrystEngComm, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00448B, Paper
Achieving micro-sized and closely packed grains is an essential requirement for high performance chalcogenide thin film solar cells. Here, I2-II-IV-VI4 (Cu2MnSn(S,Se)4) (CMTSSe) thin films were successfully deposited by a simple,...
Lucia Maini, Dario Braga, Fabrizia Grepioni, Giulio Isacco Lampronti, Katia Gaglioti, Roberto Gobetto and Michele Remo Chierotti
CrystEngComm, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00566G, Paper
The isomorphous hydrated ionic co-crystals (ICCs) of barbituric acid (BA) of formula BA·MBr·2H2O (M = Na, K, Rb) can be easily dehydrated to the corresponding anhydrous ICCs BA·MBr (M =...
Alexandros Kitos, Eleni E Moushi, Manolis Manos, Constantina Papatriantafyllopoulou, Anastasios Tasiopoulos, Spyros Perlepes and Vassilios Nastopoulos
CrystEngComm, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00445H, Paper
Seven copper(II) complexes with the less bulky (compared to bis-phenyl-substituted imidazoles used in our previous studies) monodentate 2-phenylimidazole (LH) ligand have been prepared from the general CuII/X–/LH (X–= NO3–, ClO4–,...
CrystEngComm, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00354K, Paper
A series of new isostructural lanthanide (III) complexes are reported which are constructed from Schiff base and β-diketonate ligands, namely, [Ln2(DBM)6(L)] (Ln = Sm (1); Eu (2); Gd (3); Dy...
CrystEngComm, 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00625F, Paper
Three novel coordination polymers, namely, {[Ag2(dtb)(1,3-bdc)](H2O)2}n (1), [Ag2(dtb)(1,3,5-Hbtc)]n (2) and [Ag6(dtb)(1,2,4,5-btec)(CN)2]n (3) (1,3-H2bdc = 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,3,5-H3btc = 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid, 1,2,4,5-H4btec = 1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxylic acid, and dtb = 1,3-di-(1,2,4-triazole-4-yl)benzene), have been...
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00321D, Paper
Nine novel coordination polymers 1–9 containing thiophene dicarboxylate anion and DEF have been synthesized solvothermally at different temperatures in DEF–H2O solvent system.
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00465B, Paper
A new anthracene-based indium metal–organic framework is a highly efficient visible-light photosensitizer that induces the controlled radical polymerization of methacrylates.
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00709K, Communication
A new microporous CoII-MOF has been successfully assembled by employing isonicotinic acid as a tecton and planar Co6 clusters as SBUs, which exhibits high thermal stability and selective sorption of C2H2 over CO2 and CH4 at room temperature.
N. Louvain, A. Henry, L. Daenens, B. Boury, L. Stievano and L. Monconduit
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02598B, Paper
Mesoporous anatase titanium dioxide (TiO2) is prepared by an easily up-scalable synthesis protocol, using relatively inexpensive precursors. Operando electrochemical X-ray diffraction and Raman studies of TiO2/Na half-cells are presented and discussed.
N. Casaretto, B. Fournier, S. Pillet, E. E. Bendeif, D. Schaniel, A. K. E. Gallien, P. Klüfers and T. Woike
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00735J, Paper
Multiple light-induced metastable NO linkage isomers are detected in the dinitrosyl compound [Ru(NO)2(PCy3)2Cl](BF4) by a combined photocrystallographic and infrared analysis.
Devaraj Raut, Mangalampalli S. R. N. Kiran, Manish Kumar Mishra, Abdullah M. Asiri and Upadrasta Ramamurty
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00575F, Communication
The nanoindentation technique was utilized on molecular crystals to study the strain-rate sensitivity, which reveals that the plastic deformation in these materials does not depend on the rate at which they are deformed.
Chuan-Jung Lin, Chien-Chung Hsu, Sheng-Min Yu, Yu-Chun Huang, Sung-Yen Wei, Wen-Ching Sun, Tzer-Shen Lin and Fu-Rong Chen
CrystEngComm, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00657D, Communication
The mechanism of growth of an epitaxial Si0.5Ge0.5 layer on a single crystalline (sc) Si (100) substrate by aluminum-induced solid phase epitaxy (AI-SPE) at a relatively low temperature (450 °C) has been revealed using in situ heating transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

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