Recent experimental explorations of non-classical nucleation
This work provides a clearer picture for non-classical nucleation by revealing the presence of various intermediates using advanced characterization techniques.
Silver clusters templated by homo- and hetero-anions
This article highlights the use of homo- and hetero-anion templates for the ordered assembly of high-nuclearity silver clusters.
Enabling efficient exploration of metal–organic frameworks in the Cambridge Structural Database
A tutorial review for mining the ever growing number of metal–organic frameworks data in the Cambridge Structural Database, for MOF scientists of all backgrounds.
Trends and new directions in the crystal chemistry of actinide oxo-clusters incorporated in polyoxometalates
This highlight article reports the synthetic methods, the structural topologies and the behaviour of actinide-polyoxometalate species in aqueous solution.
Controlling water structure and behavior: design principles from metal organic nanotubular materials
Water exhibits unique and unexpected behavioral and structural changes when confined to the nanoscale, notably within the pores of metal–organic nanotubes.
Phase transitions and photoluminescence switching in hybrid antimony(III) and bismuth(III) halides
In this review, the stimuli-responsive phase transitions and photoluminescence switching in inorganic–organic hybrid antimony(III)/bismuth(III) halides were summarized.
New pronounced progress in the synthesis of group 5 polyoxometalates
This highlight summarizes new developments made in group 5 polyoxometalate science of high nuclearity clusters with focus on synthetic approaches.
Mechanochemistry: an efficient and versatile toolbox for synthesis, transformation, and functionalization of porous metal–organic frameworks
Multiple ways in which the synergy of mechanochemistry and MOFs advances the field of materials chemistry are presented here.
Identifying intermolecular atom⋯atom interactions that are not just bonding but also competitive
This highlight criticises the QTAIM method and discusses algorithms for identifying intermolecular interactions that are both bonding and competitive.
Vacancy-engineered catalysts for water electrolysis
Vacancy-engineered electrocatalysts showing various effects on improving performances toward water electrolysis.
Research progress on the preparation methods for VO2 nanoparticles and their application in smart windows
Accompanied with drastic changes in photoelectric properties, vanadium dioxide (VO2) exhibits a first order metal–insulator phase transition (MIT) at the temperature of about 68 °C.
Toward greener methods of producing branched metal nanostructures
This review highlights the use of biogenic resources (i.e., plant extracts, microorganisms, and biomolecules) as green reagents for the production of technologically promising branched metal nanomaterials.
About this collection
This web collection contains the Highlight articles published in CrystEngComm in 2020.