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Themed collection 2020 Highlight article collection

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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent experimental explorations of non-classical nucleation
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
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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.

Graphical abstract: Silver clusters templated by homo- and hetero-anions
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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.

Graphical abstract: Enabling efficient exploration of metal–organic frameworks in the Cambridge Structural Database
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
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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.

Graphical abstract: Trends and new directions in the crystal chemistry of actinide oxo-clusters incorporated in polyoxometalates
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
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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.

Graphical abstract: Controlling water structure and behavior: design principles from metal organic nanotubular materials
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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.

Graphical abstract: Phase transitions and photoluminescence switching in hybrid antimony(iii) and bismuth(iii) halides
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
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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.

Graphical abstract: New pronounced progress in the synthesis of group 5 polyoxometalates
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
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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.

Graphical abstract: Mechanochemistry: an efficient and versatile toolbox for synthesis, transformation, and functionalization of porous metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
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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.

Graphical abstract: Identifying intermolecular atom⋯atom interactions that are not just bonding but also competitive
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
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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
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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.

Graphical abstract: Research progress on the preparation methods for VO2 nanoparticles and their application in smart windows
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
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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.

Graphical abstract: Toward greener methods of producing branched metal nanostructures
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
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This web collection contains the Highlight articles published in CrystEngComm in 2020.

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