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Wolfgang Wisniewski, Marcus Nagel and Christian Rüssel
CrystEngComm, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00856E, Paper
Macroscopic glass-permeated single-crystals of fresnoite (Ba2TiSi2O8, BTS) are grown by a Czochralski-like procedure initiated by electrochemically induced nucleation (EiN). Morphological and crystallographic properties of these materials are analyzed using scanning...
Wei Lee Leong, Sudip K. Batabyal, Stefan Kasapis and Jagadese J. Vittal
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00662G, Communication
The self-assembly of Mg2+ ions and N-(7-hydroxyl-4-methyl-8-coumarinyl)-alanine furnished mesoscale assembled structures as microfibres with well-aligned nanofibres or a randomly cross-linked gel network depending on the chirality of the amino acid and the pH of the solution.
Aurel Tăbăcaru, Simona Galli, Claudio Pettinari, Norberto Masciocchi, Thomas M. McDonald and Jeffrey R. Long
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00561B, Paper
The synthesis, thermal behavior, crystal structure and adsorption properties of two novel MOFs isolated by coupling Ni(II) and Cu(II) to the extended tris(pyrazolate) strut 1,3,5-tris((1H-pyrazol-4-yl)phenyl)benzene are reported.
Thuy-Duong Nguyen-Phan, Chinh Nguyen Huy, Chang-Koo Kim and Eun Woo Shin
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00154D, Paper
A rapid, facile, one-pot microwave-assisted polyol synthesis of novel hierarchical nickel titanate is first reported. The roles of medium dielectric and precursor counterion in the crystal growth and shape evolution are investigated.
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00641D, Paper
Compared to the blue LED chip and the as-grown sample, upon increasing the annealing temperature, the emission intensity in the yellow-orange region is enhanced and reaches the highest at 1550 °C.
O. Stefańczyk, A. M. Majcher, M. Rams, W. Nitek, C. Mathonière and B. Sieklucka
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00414D, Paper
Three novel 2D octacyanidometallate-based coordination polymers were obtained by self-assembly of cyanido-bridged 3,2-chains with a pyrazine linker. Magnetic studies reveal the presence of ferromagnetic interactions transferred through MII–NC–MV bridges and weak antiferromagnetic interactions corresponding to MII–pyz–MII moieties.
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00676G, Communication
Advanced simulation methods show how glutamate oligomers prestructure Ca ions and induce structural motifs in correspondence with calciumoxalate pseudopolymorphs.
Xiao-Jun Wang, Jian Li, Qiu-Yan Li, Pei-Zhou Li, Han Lu, Qianying Lao, Rui Ni, Yanhui Shi and Yanli Zhao
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00625B, Communication
A urea decorated rht-MOF exhibited high gas uptake for CO2 and H2 and functioned as a heterogeneous catalyst for Friedel–Crafts reactions.
Rongmei Liu, Zixiang Jiang, Qi Liu, Xiandong Zhu and Weiye Chen
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00658A, Paper
Porous Co3O4 nanospheres were successfully synthesized using Cu2+ ions as structure-inducing agents, which exhibit good capacitive properties.
Chengzhen Wei, Cheng Cheng, Junhong Zhao, Xin Yuan, Tingting Wu, Ying Wang, Weimin Du and Huan Pang
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00535C, Paper
Hierarchically porous NaCoPO4–Co3O4 hollow microspheres are synthesized via annealing the hollow microsphere precursor, which was prepared via a template-free method.
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00370A, Paper
Crystals of p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene (1) and p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arene (2) exhibit distinct differences in inclusion properties toward primary alcohols, which originates from the difference in the crystal packing of the inclusion crystals.
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00430F, Paper
Four coordination polymers based on a new tripodal phosphoryl carboxylate H3TBPPO ligand have been constructed and characterized. Complexes 1–3 show 2-fold interpenetrating flu net, while complex 4 possesses a 4-fold interpenetrating dia network.
Pau Díaz-Gallifa, Oscar Fabelo, Jorge Pasán, Laura Cañadillas-Delgado, Miguel A. Ramírez, Ana G. Gallardo and Catalina Ruiz-Perez
CrystEngComm, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00326A, Paper
The synthesis and structural characterization of new six Cu(II) coordination polymers of formulae {[Cu2(ctc-cbut)(H2O)2](H2O)}n (1), {[Cu5(ctc-cbut)2(OH)2(H2O)8]•8(H2O)}n (2), {[Cu2(ctc-Hcbut)(OH)(H2O)2]•4(H2O)}n (3), [Cu2(ttt-cbut)(H2O)4]n (4), [Cu2(ttt-cbut)(H2O)4]n (5) and {[Cu4(ttt-cbut)2(H2O)2]•4(H2O)}n (6) (ctc-H4cbut = cis,trans,cis-1,2,3,4-cyclobutanetetracarboxylic acid...
CrystEngComm, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00929D, Paper
We investigate the effect of an ultra-thin AlN/GaN superlattice interlayer (SL IL) on the GaN epilayer grown on Si(110) substrates by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). It is found that...
CrystEngComm, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00327J, Paper
The crystal structures of amino acids, which are composed of molecules in their zwitterionic tautomers, are usually interpreted in terms of strong NH…O hydrogen bond formation between the ammonium and...
Ji Yeong Lee, Won Kyung Seong, Ji-Hoon Kim, So-Hye Cho, Jong-Ku Park, Kwang-Ryeol Lee, Myoung-Woon Moon and Cheol Woong Yang
CrystEngComm, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00752F, Paper
Precise control over defect density, a high Ga contents, and uniform stoichiometry are critical for controlling the physical and optical properties of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) nanowires (NWs). Herein, we report the...
CrystEngComm, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00137D, Paper
Novel indium nitride (InN) based nanomaterial is important for high speed electronics and infrared optoelectronics. In this paper, high quality Indium nitride (InN) nanostructures including nanowires and nanonecklaces, have been...
CrystEngComm, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00405E, Communication
A luminescent cadmium metal-organic framework functionalized with uncoordinated triazolate N-donors has been constructed by using a triazolate-carboxylate bifunctional organic ligand. It exhibits selective adsorption of CO2 over N2 behavior, and...
Rameez Ahmad, Marco Brandl, Monica Distaso, Patrick Herre, Rainer Hock, Erdmann Spiecker and Wolfgang Peukert
CrystEngComm, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00661A, Paper
High efficiency kesterite based solar cells have vigorously raised the research interests in this material. The challenge lies in understanding the formation and co-existence of more than 10 possible by-products...
Yuri Palyanov, Yuri Borzdov, Igor Kupriyanov, Alexander F Khokhryakov and Denis Nechaev
CrystEngComm, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00897B, Paper
Diamond nucleation and growth in the magnesium-carbon system were studied at a pressure of 7 GPa and temperatures in the range of 1500-1900 °C. To explore the effects of kinetics...
Xiangxin Tian, Qian Wu, Peng Zhao, Zheng Wang, Xiaoxiao Feng, Conggang Li, Youxuan Sun, Shanpeng Wang, Zeliang Gao and Xutang Tao
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00639B, Paper
Single crystals of Bi2Mo2.66W0.34O12 with dimensions up to 70 mm × 55 mm × 45 mm were successfully grown using a top-seeded solution growth (TSSG) method with a MoO3–WO3 mixture as a flux.
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00539F, Paper
A series of coordination polymers constructed from 1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylate and N-donor ligands have been synthesized which forms four topological types. The thermal, magnetic and photoluminescence properties in solid state were also investigated.
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00696A, Communication
This work demonstrated that barium fluoride (BaF2) nanocrystals can be controllably formed by an electric-assisted phase separation and precipitation method, EAPSP, in a water/ethanol mixture.
V. V. Atuchin, N. V. Ivannikova, A. I. Komonov, N. V. Kuratieva, I. D. Loshkarev, N. V. Pervukhina, L. D. Pokrovsky and V. N. Shlegel
CrystEngComm, 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00309A, Paper
High-quality Pb2MoO5 crystals have been grown by the LTG Cz method.
Qinguang Tan, Qinyu Zhu, Anqiang Pan, Yaping Wang, Yan Tang, Xiaoping Tan, Shuquan Liang and Guozhong Cao
CrystEngComm, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00635J, Communication
In this work, hierarchical three-dimensional (3D) β-Na0.33V2O5 microspheres have been synthesized for the first time by a simple solvothermal reaction with subsequent annealing treatment. The hierarchical microspheres are self-assembled from...

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