Recent advances in transition metal based compound catalysts for water splitting from the perspective of crystal engineering
A review of the recent progress on the transition metal based catalysts for water splitting with emphasis on crystal engineering.
A review on synthesis and engineering of crystal precursors produced via coprecipitation for multicomponent lithium-ion battery cathode materials
Interest in developing high performance lithium-ion rechargeable batteries has motivated research in precise control over the composition, phase, and morphology during materials synthesis of battery active material particles.
Metal carbonyl cluster-based coordination polymers: diverse syntheses, versatile network structures, and special properties
This highlight surveys recent progress in groups 6–10 metal carbonyl cluster-based coordination polymers, focusing on diverse synthetic strategies, versatile structures, structural transformations, and semiconducting as well as magnetic properties.
Evaporation-driven manipulation of nanoscale brickwork structures for the design of 1D, 2D, and 3D microarrays of rectangular building blocks
As children play with wooden building blocks, we would like to construct elaborate architectures through the one-by-one accumulation of nanocrystals.
Application of electric fields for controlling crystallization
This highlight gives a helicopter view on the application of electric fields and discusses its potential future applications.
Electrostatic attraction of nanoobjects – a versatile strategy towards mesostructured transition metal compounds
This highlight summarizes current challenges of mesostructuring and focuses on the scope and the potential of the ELAN – (electrostatic attraction of nanoobjects) strategy in mesostructuring of transition metal compounds.
Photodriven solid-state multiple [2 + 2] cycloaddition strategies for the construction of polycyclobutane derivatives
Solid-state multiple [2 + 2] cycloaddition reactions of polyenes continue to attract attention as a mediate for the synthesis of polycyclobutane derivatives.
Template-induced nucleation for controlling crystal polymorphism: from molecular mechanisms to applications in pharmaceutical processing
The major factors governing template-induced nucleation of molecular crystals are assessed, highlighting applications in pharmaceutical manufacturing and formulation processes where the templating effect is used to promote crystal nucleation and for controlling crystal polymorphism.
ReS2-Based electrode materials for alkali-metal ion batteries
In this review, we summarize the recent progress on ReS2 as an electrode for alkali-metal ion batteries, mainly focusing on the synthesis method, structures, reaction mechanism, and the corresponding electrochemical performance. Additionally, the perspective and challenges of ReS2 electrodes are also discussed.
Designs of continuous-flow pharmaceutical crystallizers: developments and practice
This review of recent research advances in continuous-flow crystallization includes a five-step general design procedure, generally applicable process intensification strategies, and practical insights.
Commenting on the photoreactions of anthracene derivatives in the solid state
The photochemical reactions of anthracene derivatives have been reviewed by means of a micro-Raman technique, monitoring at the same time and on the very same spot, the molecular (intramolecular vibrations) and the lattice (intermolecular vibrations) transformations.
Polymorphism in p-aminobenzoic acid
We review the polymorphism of p-aminobenzoic acid (pABA), a model drug compound whose crystallisation and polymorphic behaviour has been extensively studied in recent years.
Perspectives of multiscale rare earth crystal materials
Both multisize and multiweight effects are proposed to characterize multiscale rare earth crystal materials.
A review on the laser-assisted flow deposition method: growth of ZnO micro and nanostructures
A newly developed LAFD method was revealed to be effective in producing ZnO crystals with different morphologies, evidencing a high crystalline and optical quality.
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.
About this collection
This web collection contains the Highlight articles published in CrystEngComm in 2019.