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Editorial

New Talent 2018

Welcome to this themed issue of CrystEngComm entitled New Talent 2018.

Graphical abstract: New Talent 2018
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High pressure: a complementary tool for probing solid-state processes

High pressure offers insight into the mechanisms of a wide range of solid-state phenomena occurring under atmospheric pressure conditions.

Graphical abstract: High pressure: a complementary tool for probing solid-state processes
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm New Talent
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Green applications of metal–organic frameworks

MOFs as green materials – a highlight of the environmentally conscious or “green” applications of MOFs.

Graphical abstract: Green applications of metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: 2018 Highlight article collection
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Hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks: design, structures and potential applications

This paper highlights the current key progress on HOF-based materials, including their design, structural characteristics, and applications.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks: design, structures and potential applications
From the themed collection: 2018 Highlight article collection
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Exploiting rotational motion in molecular crystals

Rotational motion within molecular crystals is a prototypical concept to build future functional materials and solid-state molecular machines.

Graphical abstract: Exploiting rotational motion in molecular crystals
From the themed collection: 2018 Highlight article collection
Communication

Pressure-induced structural phase transition in Li4Ge

The structural, dynamic, elastic, and electronic properties of Li4Ge were investigated by means of evolutionary crystal structure prediction in conjunction with first-principles calculations.

Graphical abstract: Pressure-induced structural phase transition in Li4Ge
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm New Talent
Communication

Solid-state characterization and solubility enhancement of apremilast drug–drug cocrystals

Three isostructural cocrystals of apremilast with nicotinamide, caffeine, and acetylsalicylic acid were successfully designed and synthesized on the basis of its solvated structures.

Graphical abstract: Solid-state characterization and solubility enhancement of apremilast drug–drug cocrystals
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Communication

Hygroscopicity of lithium coordination polymers and their solid solutions

Lithium-based coordination polymers and their solid solutions are synthesised and investigated from a pharmaceutical perspective. In particular, the hygroscopicity is measured as a function of composition showing two different behaviours.

Graphical abstract: Hygroscopicity of lithium coordination polymers and their solid solutions
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Communication

Biocompatible MOFs with high absolute quantum yield for bioimaging in the second near infrared window

Biocompatible mixed metal YbNd metal–organic frameworks are demonstrated to be highly efficient emitters in the second NIR window.

Graphical abstract: Biocompatible MOFs with high absolute quantum yield for bioimaging in the second near infrared window
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A H-shaped heterometallic Sn4Au4 system with guest-tuneable multicolour and selective luminescence sensing properties

A H-shaped heterometallic Sn4Au4 system displays guest-dependent optical properties and its stimuli-responsive methylred-rich crystals are sensitive towards pH variations.

Graphical abstract: A H-shaped heterometallic Sn4Au4 system with guest-tuneable multicolour and selective luminescence sensing properties
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Communication

Chemically controlled crystal growth of (CH3NH3)2AgInBr6

We report the successful crystal growth of a previously unknown mixed-metal organic compound (CH3NH3)2AgInBr6.

Graphical abstract: Chemically controlled crystal growth of (CH3NH3)2AgInBr6
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Revisiting the structural homogeneity of NU-1000, a Zr-based metal–organic framework

Synthesis and activation of phase-pure and defect-free metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are essential for establishing accurate structure–property relationships.

Graphical abstract: Revisiting the structural homogeneity of NU-1000, a Zr-based metal–organic framework
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Synthesis of homochiral zeolitic imidazolate frameworks via solvent-assisted linker exchange for enantioselective sensing and separation

Two homochiral zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (S- and R-ZIF-78h) of GME topology are synthesized via solvent-assisted linker exchange (SALE) of ZIF-78, which exhibit permanent porosity and enantioselective sensing and separation of proline.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of homochiral zeolitic imidazolate frameworks via solvent-assisted linker exchange for enantioselective sensing and separation
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Microporous mixed-metal mixed-ligand metal organic framework for selective CO2 capture

Layered-pillared framework of the CO2-loaded MOF developed using this mixed-metal mixed-ligand approach showing the multiple-adsorption sites within the MOF.

Graphical abstract: Microporous mixed-metal mixed-ligand metal organic framework for selective CO2 capture
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Investigating the crystal engineering of the pillared paddlewheel metal–organic framework Zn2(NH2BDC)2DABCO

We examined the characterization data for Zn2(NH2BDC)2DABCO to gain mechanistic insight into the crystal engineering of pillared paddlewheel MOFs.

Graphical abstract: Investigating the crystal engineering of the pillared paddlewheel metal–organic framework Zn2(NH2BDC)2DABCO
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A stable polyoxometalate-based porous coordination polymer with high proton conductivity

A new porous coordination polymer (1) has been prepared by a hydrothermal method. The supramolecular framework of 1 is stable in aqueous solutions with pH ranging from 1 to 13 and boiling solvents, such as water, methanol and ethanol. The proton conductive properties of 1 are also studied.

Graphical abstract: A stable polyoxometalate-based porous coordination polymer with high proton conductivity
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The thermo-responsive behavior in molecular crystals of naphthalene diimides and their 3D printed thermochromic composites

Alteration of the number of carbon atoms on the alkoxyphenyl substituent in naphthalene diimides results in tunable thermo-salient behavior.

Graphical abstract: The thermo-responsive behavior in molecular crystals of naphthalene diimides and their 3D printed thermochromic composites
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm New Talent
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Two metal–organic frameworks based on pyridyl–tricarboxylate ligands as size-selective catalysts for solvent-free cyanosilylation reaction

Two novel 3D metal–organic frameworks based on multifunctional pyridyl–tricarboxylate ligands as size-selective heterogeneous catalysts for the cyanosilylation of acetaldehydes.

Graphical abstract: Two metal–organic frameworks based on pyridyl–tricarboxylate ligands as size-selective catalysts for solvent-free cyanosilylation reaction
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In situ control of photochromic behavior through dual photo-isomerization using cobaloxime complexes with a spiropyran derivative and 2-cyanoethyl ligands

The lifetime of colored species of spiropyran derivatives increased significantly after the 2-cyanoethyl group was photoisomerized to the 1-cyanoethyl group on exposure to visible light.

Graphical abstract: In situ control of photochromic behavior through dual photo-isomerization using cobaloxime complexes with a spiropyran derivative and 2-cyanoethyl ligands
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High contrast mechanochromic and thermochromic luminescence switching by a deep red emitting organic crystal

In this study, we report a deep red emissive organic crystal that displays high contrast fluorescence switching under mechanical and thermal stimulation.

Graphical abstract: High contrast mechanochromic and thermochromic luminescence switching by a deep red emitting organic crystal
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A two-fold interpenetrated zinc–organic framework: luminescence detection of CrO42−/Cr2O72− and chemical conversion of CO2

A novel two-fold interpenetrated 3D framework can adsorb CO2 and serve as an efficient and recyclable catalyst for the conversion of CO2 with epoxides. Furthermore, it can also act as a sensitive and recyclable luminescent probe to detect CrO42−/Cr2O72− among many anions in aqueous solution.

Graphical abstract: A two-fold interpenetrated zinc–organic framework: luminescence detection of CrO42−/Cr2O72− and chemical conversion of CO2
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm New Talent
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From serendipity to supramolecular design: assessing the utility of computed crystal form landscapes in inferring the risks of crystal hydration in carboxylic acids

Calculated structural descriptors for predicted anhydrate polymorphs are used to assess the risks of crystal hydration in carboxylic acids.

Graphical abstract: From serendipity to supramolecular design: assessing the utility of computed crystal form landscapes in inferring the risks of crystal hydration in carboxylic acids
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm New Talent
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Two interpenetrated metal–organic frameworks with a slim ethynyl-based ligand: designed for selective gas adsorption and structural tuning

Structural tuning and selective gas adsorption of two interpenetrated metal–organic frameworks using a slim ethynyl-based ligand were achieved.

Graphical abstract: Two interpenetrated metal–organic frameworks with a slim ethynyl-based ligand: designed for selective gas adsorption and structural tuning
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm New Talent
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Understanding solid-state photoswitching in [Re(OMe2-bpy)(CO)31-NO2)] crystals via in situ photocrystallography

Single-crystal-to-single-crystal linkage isomerism is determined in a photoswitchable Re(I)-bpy crystal, shedding new light on the photoactive properties of potential Re(I)-photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Understanding solid-state photoswitching in [Re(OMe2-bpy)(CO)3(η1-NO2)] crystals via in situ photocrystallography
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On the significance of weak hydrogen bonds in crystal packing: a large databank comparison of polymorphic structures

Weak hydrogen bonds control initial molecular recognition modes, but the structure is determined by the interactions among larger supramolecular assemblies.

Graphical abstract: On the significance of weak hydrogen bonds in crystal packing: a large databank comparison of polymorphic structures
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Spatially-ordered nano-sized crystallites formed by dehydration-induced single crystal cracking of CuCl2·2(H2O)

The dehydration of CuCl2·2(H2O) crystals is studied as an example of a fracture-assisted chemical reaction. The structure of the combined reaction–fracture front undergoes a spontaneous morphology transition, leading to spatial ordering and 8-fold acceleration of the reaction.

Graphical abstract: Spatially-ordered nano-sized crystallites formed by dehydration-induced single crystal cracking of CuCl2·2(H2O)
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cis-Cyclodiphosph(V/V)azanes as highly stable and robust main group supramolecular building blocks

Bench-top stable cis-cyclodiphosph(V/V)azanes are demonstrated to form robust R21(8) bifurcated hydrogen-bonds and P[double bond, length as m-dash]Se⋯Br halogen bonds. This work highlights the potential of cyclodiphosph(V/V)azane building blocks in creating new supramolecular assemblies.

Graphical abstract: cis-Cyclodiphosph(v/v)azanes as highly stable and robust main group supramolecular building blocks
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Simple design for metal-based halogen-bonded cocrystals utilizing the M–Cl⋯I motif

The halogen bonding proclivity of the chlorine atom coordinated to the Co(II) metal centre has been explored by synthesis and crystal structure analysis of a family of 12 novel metal-based halogen-bonded cocrystals with iodine-based donors.

Graphical abstract: Simple design for metal-based halogen-bonded cocrystals utilizing the M–Cl⋯I motif
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Direct synthesis of an aliphatic amine functionalized metal–organic framework for efficient CO2 removal and CH4 purification

An aliphatic amine functionalized MOF was directly synthesized for CO2 adsorption and CH4 purification.

Graphical abstract: Direct synthesis of an aliphatic amine functionalized metal–organic framework for efficient CO2 removal and CH4 purification
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Structures and photophysical performances of (fluoro)salicylate stabilized polyoxo-titanium clusters

The introduction of fluorine in salicylic acid yielded different polyoxo-titanium clusters with distinct photophysical properties.

Graphical abstract: Structures and photophysical performances of (fluoro)salicylate stabilized polyoxo-titanium clusters
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About this collection

This issue aims to celebrate the emerging talent in the field of crystal engineering and crystal growth and is guest-edited by Professor Pance Naumov (New York University Abu Dhabi), Dr Timur Islamoglu (Northwestern University), Professor Tongbu Lu (Tianjin University of Technology), and Professor Omar Farha (Northwestern University).


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