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Themed collection Crystal Engineering Techniques

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Vacancy-engineered catalysts for water electrolysis

Vacancy-engineered electrocatalysts showing various effects on improving performances toward water electrolysis.

Graphical abstract: Vacancy-engineered catalysts for water electrolysis
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
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Recent advances in transition metal based compound catalysts for water splitting from the perspective of crystal engineering

A review of the recent progress on the transition metal based catalysts for water splitting with emphasis on crystal engineering.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in transition metal based compound catalysts for water splitting from the perspective of crystal engineering
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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A review on synthesis and engineering of crystal precursors produced via coprecipitation for multicomponent lithium-ion battery cathode materials

Interest in developing high performance lithium-ion rechargeable batteries has motivated research in precise control over the composition, phase, and morphology during materials synthesis of battery active material particles.

Graphical abstract: A review on synthesis and engineering of crystal precursors produced via coprecipitation for multicomponent lithium-ion battery cathode materials
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
Communication

Nanoporous BiVO4 nanoflake array photoanode for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting

A high-quality nanoporous BiVO4 nanoflake array photoanode was prepared by using an in situ transformation approach, which exhibited an excellent photoelectrochemical activity.

Graphical abstract: Nanoporous BiVO4 nanoflake array photoanode for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
Communication

(Isocyano group)⋯lone pair interactions involving coordinated isocyanides: experimental, theoretical and CSD studies

Both carbon and nitrogen centers in the coordinated isocyano group are capable of acting as a π-hole donor toward lone pairs.

Graphical abstract: (Isocyano group)⋯lone pair interactions involving coordinated isocyanides: experimental, theoretical and CSD studies
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
Communication

Plastically bendable pregabalin multi-component systems with improved tabletability and compressibility

Pregabalin (SPG) is brittle in nature without the presence of any slip planes. The coformer (OX/SA) facilitates the slip planes in order to make the brittle structure plastically bendable.

Graphical abstract: Plastically bendable pregabalin multi-component systems with improved tabletability and compressibility
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
Communication

Space-selective crystallization of glass by an optical vortex beam

We report on the improvement of ultrafast laser-written track quality by using an optical vortex.

Graphical abstract: Space-selective crystallization of glass by an optical vortex beam
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Systematic comparison of racemic and enantiopure multicomponent crystals of phenylsuccinic acid—the role of chirality

Comparison of binary cocrystals of chiral and racemic carboxylic acids showed that the introduction of chiral building blocks may lead to the formation of subclasses of multicomponent crystals with unique Z′′/Zr values combined with complex protonation stages of the molecules.

Graphical abstract: Systematic comparison of racemic and enantiopure multicomponent crystals of phenylsuccinic acid—the role of chirality
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Solution chemistry and phase solubility diagrams of CL-20/MTNP energetic cocrystals

The solubility behavior and solution chemistry of CL-20/MTNP (2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitro-hexaaza-isowurtzitane/1-methyl-3,4,5-trinitropyrazole) energetic cocrystals in organic solvents were first investigated to offer some important information on thermodynamics.

Graphical abstract: Solution chemistry and phase solubility diagrams of CL-20/MTNP energetic cocrystals
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Effect of urea additives on CuSO4·5H2O crystal habit: an experimental and theoretical study

Oblique hexagonal prism copper(II) sulfate pentahydrate crystal was formed due to the preferential adsorption of urea molecules on specific faces.

Graphical abstract: Effect of urea additives on CuSO4·5H2O crystal habit: an experimental and theoretical study
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Two donor–acceptor (D–A) type Zn(II) complexes as fluorescent probes for highly selective detection of iodide

Two noval donor-acceptor (D–A) type Zn(II) complexes ([Zn2(L1)2(MeCN)(MeOH)]·(MeCN) (1) and [ZnL2(H2O)] (2)) were obtained and selectively detected iodide as fluorescent probes.

Graphical abstract: Two donor–acceptor (D–A) type Zn(ii) complexes as fluorescent probes for highly selective detection of iodide
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Changing the shape and optical properties of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals with hydrohalic acids using a room-temperature synthesis process

The shape, size, and optical properties of the CsPbBr3 nanocrystals could be tuned by the addition of various hydrohalic acids.

Graphical abstract: Changing the shape and optical properties of CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals with hydrohalic acids using a room-temperature synthesis process
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Covalently anchoring cobalt phthalocyanine on zeolitic imidazolate frameworks for efficient carbon dioxide electroreduction

Transformation of CO2 into fuels has drawn great attention due to increasing carbon emission in recent years.

Graphical abstract: Covalently anchoring cobalt phthalocyanine on zeolitic imidazolate frameworks for efficient carbon dioxide electroreduction
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Color tuning of an active pharmaceutical ingredient through cocrystallization: a case study of a metronidazole–pyrogallol cocrystal

The visual color of antimicrobial drug metronidazole is tuned through cocrystallization with pyrogallol, offering a new modification approach.

Graphical abstract: Color tuning of an active pharmaceutical ingredient through cocrystallization: a case study of a metronidazole–pyrogallol cocrystal
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Microwave assisted slurry conversion crystallization for manufacturing of new co-crystals of sulfamethazine and sulfamerazine

Formation of co-crystals is faster using microwaves than simple conductive/convective heating to the same temperature.

Graphical abstract: Microwave assisted slurry conversion crystallization for manufacturing of new co-crystals of sulfamethazine and sulfamerazine
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Mechanochemical synthesis of drug–drug and drug–nutraceutical multicomponent solids of olanzapine

Drug–drug and drug–nutraceutical multicomponent solids of an antipsychotic drug olanzapine (OLN) are prepared using mechanochemistry.

Graphical abstract: Mechanochemical synthesis of drug–drug and drug–nutraceutical multicomponent solids of olanzapine
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Metal–organic framework tethering pH- and thermo-responsive polymer for ON–OFF controlled release of guest molecules

Metal–organic framework tethering pH- and thermo-responsive polymer underwent ON–OFF controlled release of the included guest molecules.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic framework tethering pH- and thermo-responsive polymer for ON–OFF controlled release of guest molecules
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Heteromolecular compounds in binary systems of amino acids with opposite and same chiralities

Equimolar and non-equimolar heterocompounds of amino acids are examined with a common approach considering their molecular dimers, side chain structures and conformations.

Graphical abstract: Heteromolecular compounds in binary systems of amino acids with opposite and same chiralities
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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The synthesis of bayberry-like mesoporous TiO2 microspheres by a kinetics-controlled method and their hydrophilic films

Bayberry-like mesoporous TiO2 hydrophilic films with high surface roughness and high density of surface hydroxyl groups.

Graphical abstract: The synthesis of bayberry-like mesoporous TiO2 microspheres by a kinetics-controlled method and their hydrophilic films
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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In-plane enhanced epitaxy for step-flow AlN yielding a high-performance vacuum-ultraviolet photovoltaic detector

In-plane enhanced epitaxy provides reference for the preparation of high-quality AlN and development of VUV photodetectors..

Graphical abstract: In-plane enhanced epitaxy for step-flow AlN yielding a high-performance vacuum-ultraviolet photovoltaic detector
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Crystallization and biocompatibility enhancement of 3D-printed poly(L-lactide) vascular stents with long chain branching structures

The long chain branching poly(L-lactide)s were prepared by reactive processing of linear PLA using pyromellitic dianhydride and polyfunctional epoxy ether as the branching agent and their vascular stents were fabricated via 3D-printing.

Graphical abstract: Crystallization and biocompatibility enhancement of 3D-printed poly(l-lactide) vascular stents with long chain branching structures
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Crystallization of Ge in ion-irradiated amorphous-Ge/Au thin films

Herein, the structural, optical, and electrical properties of Au-induced crystallization in amorphous germanium (a-Ge) thin films are presented for future solar energy material applications.

Graphical abstract: Crystallization of Ge in ion-irradiated amorphous-Ge/Au thin films
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Crystal structure evolution of the high energetic compound carbonic dihydrazidinium bis[3-(5-nitroimino-1,2,4-triazolate)] induced by solvents

Four new solid forms of CBNT including CBNT·2H2O, H2BNT·2DMSO, H2BNT·2H2O and [NH2(CH3)2+]2[BNT2−]·2H2O were successfully obtained from water, DMSO, BL/H2O and DMF/H2O through a solvent induction method.

Graphical abstract: Crystal structure evolution of the high energetic compound carbonic dihydrazidinium bis[3-(5-nitroimino-1,2,4-triazolate)] induced by solvents
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Substituent effect on the packing architecture of adamantane and memantine derivatives of sulfonamide molecular crystals

A specific number of structures described in this paper with adamantane and memantine fragments have been synthesised and characterised.

Graphical abstract: Substituent effect on the packing architecture of adamantane and memantine derivatives of sulfonamide molecular crystals
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Photoluminescence control and abnormal Eu3+ orange emission in Ln3+ (Ln3+ = Ce3+, Eu3+)-doped oxyapatite-type phosphors

Controllable photoluminescence adjustment of Ce3+/Eu3+-doped phosphors.

Graphical abstract: Photoluminescence control and abnormal Eu3+ orange emission in Ln3+ (Ln3+ = Ce3+, Eu3+)-doped oxyapatite-type phosphors
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Structural and optical characterization of dilute phosphide planar heterostructures with high nitrogen content on silicon

Despite poor crystallinity, a dilute nitride phosphide heterostructure with 5% nitrogen content demonstrates PL response at RT centered at 1.76 eV.

Graphical abstract: Structural and optical characterization of dilute phosphide planar heterostructures with high nitrogen content on silicon
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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Two-dimensional halogen-bonded organic frameworks based on the tetrabromobenzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid building molecule

2D halogen-bonded organic frameworks were readily engineered by strong and directional effects of the primary Br⋯O and the secondary Br⋯π halogen bonding interactions from the tetrabromobenzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid building molecule involving 100% supramolecular yields.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional halogen-bonded organic frameworks based on the tetrabromobenzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid building molecule
From the themed collection: Crystal Engineering Techniques
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