Themed collection 2020 Highlight article collection
Dynamic force spectroscopy for quantifying single-molecule organo–mineral interactions
Organo–mineral interactions have long been the focus in the fields of biomineralization and geomineralization, since such interactions not only modulate the dynamics of crystal nucleation and growth but may also change crystal phases, morphologies, and structures.
Luminescent sensing of nitroaromatics by crystalline porous materials
Designing strategies for the syntheses of targeted luminescent MOFs, nanoparticle/MOF composites and COFs described and their application in sensing nitroaromatic compounds and explosives discussed.
Metal–organic framework based antibiotic release and antimicrobial response: an overview
MOF and MOF based heterostructures for antibacterial applications.
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.
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.
Progress on cocrystallization of poorly soluble NME's in the last decade
Cocrystallization of pharmaceuticals has been an exciting field of interest to both academia and industries, demonstrated from its increasing growth rate of publications, patents, and marketed formulations.
The effect of coordinated solvent molecules on metal coordination environments in single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformations
We summarized the effect of coordinated solvent molecules on the metal coordination environments in single-crystal to single-crystal transformations.
Structural features of proton-conducting metal organic and covalent organic frameworks
Proton conductivity in MOFs and COFs have been attracted due to their applicability as electrolytes in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. A short overview with recent updates on the structural features of MOFs and COFs for proton conduction are presented here.
Interaction of carbon monoxide with doped metal clusters
Highlight of experimental and computational studies about the interaction of CO with transition and coinage metal clusters, particularly discussing the influence of dopant atoms.
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.
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.
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.
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.