A rough guide to molecular solid solutions: design, synthesis and characterization of mixed crystals
Recent literature on molecular solid solutions is reviewed and general empirical rules to help synthesize mixed crystals are summarised.
Coordination supramolecules with oxazoline-containing ligands
This highlight focuses on the recent development of oxazoline-based discrete coordination complexes and coordination polymers.
Green applications of metal–organic frameworks
MOFs as green materials – a highlight of the environmentally conscious or “green” applications of MOFs.
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.
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.
Pharmaceutical cocrystallization: an effective approach to modulate the physicochemical properties of solid-state drugs
This highlight presents an update on applications of cocrystallization to modify properties relevant to efficacy, safety, and manufacturability of drugs.
Wet chemical synthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles: a review
Metal oxide nanoparticles are an important class of nanomaterials that have found several applications in science and technology.
Curcumin: pharmaceutical solids as a platform to improve solubility and bioavailability
The remarkable improvements in the pharmacokinetics and high bioavailability of curcumin polymorphs, amorphous, cocrystals, eutectics, and coamorphous solids are discussed. The importance of pharmaceutical solids in the advanced formulation development of herbal and bioactive molecule curcumin is presented.
X4TCNQ2− dianions: versatile building blocks for supramolecular systems
A new synthetic approach has led to the incorporation of TCNQ and F4TCNQ dianions into a wide variety of structures.
Atomic force microscopy imaging of classical and nonclassical surface growth dynamics of calcium orthophosphates
This review highlights in situ atomic force microscopy observations of the classical and nonclassical surface growth dynamics of calcium orthophosphates.
Organic–inorganic ionic co-crystals: a new class of multipurpose compounds
Reacting molecular organic solids with inorganic salts gives access to novel properties via ionic co-crystal formation.
Alleviating the energy & safety contradiction to construct new low sensitivity and highly energetic materials through crystal engineering
Alleviating the energy & safety contradiction of energetic materials through crystal engineering.
Covalent organic frameworks (COFs): perspectives of industrialization
In this highlight, we review the state-of-the-art development of COFs from an industrial point of view in five aspects, including their types, growth mechanisms, synthetic methods, processability and applications.
Structure and properties of dynamic metal–organic frameworks: a brief accounts of crystalline-to-crystalline and crystalline-to-amorphous transformations
External stimuli-driven structural changes and the associated properties of dynamic MOFs are discussed with examples.
Porous substrates as platforms for the nanostructuring of molecular magnets
This article highlights recent advances in the newly emerging field on the nanostructuration of molecular magnets using porous substrates.
Magnetically textured powders—an alternative to single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction methods
Structure determination of materials in their crystalline phase aids in the understanding and design of their functions.
Salts with titanyl and vanadyl phthalocyanine radical anions. Molecular design and effect of cations on the structure and magnetic and optical properties
Our recent data on radical anion salts of titanyl (TiIVOPc) and vanadyl (VIVOPc) phthalocyanines as well as additional new data are summarized.
Pyrene-box capsules for adaptive encapsulation and structure determination of unstable or non-crystalline guest molecules
“Pyrene-box” cages easily crystallize from aqueous solutions and readily encapsulate compounds of biological interest.
About this collection
This web collection contains the Highlight articles that CrystEngComm has published in 2018.