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Themed collection International Year of Crystallography Celebration: Asia-Pacific

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Editorial

2014 International year of crystallography celebration: Asia-Pacific

Welcome to this CrystEngComm themed issue celebrating the 2014 International Year of Crystallography in the Asia-Pacific region.

Graphical abstract: 2014 International year of crystallography celebration: Asia-Pacific
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Structural design and electronic properties of halogen-bridged mixed-valence ladder systems with even numbers of legs

We present an overview of new series of halogen-bridged mixed-valence ladder materials with even numbers of legs.

Graphical abstract: Structural design and electronic properties of halogen-bridged mixed-valence ladder systems with even numbers of legs
Communication

A new family of zinc metal–organic framework polymorphs containing anthracene tetracarboxylates

Subtle difference in synthesis conditions has resulted in a family of zinc metal–organic framework polymorphs containing anthracene tetracarboxylates.

Graphical abstract: A new family of zinc metal–organic framework polymorphs containing anthracene tetracarboxylates
Communication

Formation of a non-porous cobalt-phosphonate framework by small pH change in the preparation of the microporous STA-16(Co)

The initial pH of the suspension was found to determine whether the porous STA-16(Co) phase or a non-porous Co(II)-phosphonate pillared layer structure was formed.

Graphical abstract: Formation of a non-porous cobalt-phosphonate framework by small pH change in the preparation of the microporous STA-16(Co)
Communication

ROD-8, a rod MOF with a pyrene-cored tetracarboxylate linker: framework disorder, derived nets and selective gas adsorption

Reported here is a new CdII-based metal–organic framework (MOF), ROD-8, based on the rod secondary building unit (SBU) and tetratopic linker 1,3,6,8-tetrakis(p-benzoic acid)pyrene.

Graphical abstract: ROD-8, a rod MOF with a pyrene-cored tetracarboxylate linker: framework disorder, derived nets and selective gas adsorption
Communication

A nitro-decorated NbO-type metal–organic framework with a highly selective CO2 uptake and CH4 storage capacity

A nitro-decorated and highly porous metal–organic framework with NbO topology was reported, exhibiting good adsorption selectivity of CO2/CH4 (8) and CO2/N2 (24) at 273 K and 1 bar, high methane total uptake of 184 cm3 cm−3 at 290 K and 35 bar.

Graphical abstract: A nitro-decorated NbO-type metal–organic framework with a highly selective CO2 uptake and CH4 storage capacity
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Luminescent lanthanide-2-phenylpyrimidine-carboxylate frameworks: structure and luminescence tuning

Six lanthanide–organic frameworks with diverse structural motifs are constructed and their photoluminescence behavior is notably dependent on the structural characteristics.

Graphical abstract: Luminescent lanthanide-2-phenylpyrimidine-carboxylate frameworks: structure and luminescence tuning
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Photoluminescent 3D lanthanide MOFs with a rare (10,3)-d net based on a new tripodal organic linker

Isomorphous Ln-MOFs with a rare (10,3)-d network were assembled from a dual functional ligand which sensitizes Ln-based luminescence, achieving high quantum yield for Tb-MOF.

Graphical abstract: Photoluminescent 3D lanthanide MOFs with a rare (10,3)-d net based on a new tripodal organic linker
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The influence of anion, ligand geometry and stoichiometry on the structure and dimensionality of a series of AgI-bis(cyanobenzyl)piperazine coordination polymers

Five AgI coordination polymers based on cyanobenzyl-functionalised piperazines are reported and structurally analysed.

Graphical abstract: The influence of anion, ligand geometry and stoichiometry on the structure and dimensionality of a series of AgI-bis(cyanobenzyl)piperazine coordination polymers
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Cobalt(II), iron(II), zinc(II) and palladium(II) complexes of di-topic 4′-{4-[bis(2-pyridyl)aminomethyl]phenyl}-2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine. Synthetic and X-ray structural studies

A new di-topic hybrid ligand incorporating terpy/dpa domains and the X-ray structures of five of its metal complexes are presented.

Graphical abstract: Cobalt(ii), iron(ii), zinc(ii) and palladium(ii) complexes of di-topic 4′-{4-[bis(2-pyridyl)aminomethyl]phenyl}-2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine. Synthetic and X-ray structural studies
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Synthon polymorphs of 1 : 1 co-crystal of 5-fluorouracil and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid: their relative stability and solvent polarity dependence of grinding outcomes

Two synthon polymorphs of 1 : 1 co-crystals of 5-fluorouracil and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid were synthesized, and the crystal structures were determined.

Graphical abstract: Synthon polymorphs of 1 : 1 co-crystal of 5-fluorouracil and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid: their relative stability and solvent polarity dependence of grinding outcomes
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Five Cd(II) coordination polymers based on 2,3′,5,5′-biphenyltetracarboxylic acid and N-donor coligands: syntheses, structures and fluorescent properties

Five Cd(II) coordination polymers based on 2,3′,5,5′-biphenyltetracarboxylic acid and different bis(imidazole) ligands have been synthesized.

Graphical abstract: Five Cd(ii) coordination polymers based on 2,3′,5,5′-biphenyltetracarboxylic acid and N-donor coligands: syntheses, structures and fluorescent properties
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A series of metal–organic frameworks based on a semi-rigid bifunctional ligand 5-[(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)methoxy] isophthalic acid and flexible N-donor bridging ligands

A series of MOFs based on a semi-rigid bifunctional ligand and N-donor bridging ligands have been prepared and their properties have been studied.

Graphical abstract: A series of metal–organic frameworks based on a semi-rigid bifunctional ligand 5-[(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)methoxy] isophthalic acid and flexible N-donor bridging ligands
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Four cluster-containing highly connected coordination networks: syntheses, structures, and properties

Four cluster-containing highly connected coordination networks have been prepared under hydrothermal conditions, and their photoluminescence has been investigated.

Graphical abstract: Four cluster-containing highly connected coordination networks: syntheses, structures, and properties
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Synthesis, structures and luminescent properties of lanthanide coordination polymers involving biphenyl-3,4′,5-tricarboxylate

A series of lanthanide coordination polymers: {[Ln2(BPT)2(DMF)(H2O)3]∙2DMF∙3H2O}n [Ln = Ce (1), Pr (2) and Eu (3)], {[Ln2(BPT)2(DMA)2(H2O)3]∙0.5DMA∙2.5H2O}n [Ln = La (4), Sm (5), Eu (6) and Tb (7)] and {[Ln(BPT)(DMSO)2]∙H2O}n [Ln = Sm (8) and Nd (9)] have been constructed by biphenyl -3, 4’, 5-tricarboxylate (H3BPT).

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structures and luminescent properties of lanthanide coordination polymers involving biphenyl-3,4′,5-tricarboxylate
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Cyanide-bridged bimetallic 3D Hoffman-like coordination polymers with tunable magnetic behaviour

Two isostructural cyanide-bridged bimetallic coordination polymers with a 3D doubly interpenetrated Hoffman-like network exhibit complete two-step spin-crossover behaviours.

Graphical abstract: Cyanide-bridged bimetallic 3D Hoffman-like coordination polymers with tunable magnetic behaviour
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Structural diversity of 5-methylnicotinate coordination assemblies regulated by metal-ligating tendency and metal-dependent anion effect

The diverse structures of coordination assemblies based on 5-methylnicotinate can be finely controlled by metal centers and the metal-dependent anion effect.

Graphical abstract: Structural diversity of 5-methylnicotinate coordination assemblies regulated by metal-ligating tendency and metal-dependent anion effect
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Guest dependent dielectric properties of nickel(II)-based supramolecular networks

Nickel-based supramolecular compounds exhibit interesting guest dependent dielectric behaviour and high thermal stability. This study serves as a motivation to expand our research to create both high and low-κ materials with a judicious selection of guest molecules.

Graphical abstract: Guest dependent dielectric properties of nickel(ii)-based supramolecular networks
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On the role of DMSO-O(lone pair)⋯π(arene), DMSO-S(lone pair)⋯π(arene) and SO⋯π(arene) interactions in the crystal structures of dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) solvates

DMSO-O(lone pair)⋯π(arene), DMSO-S(lone pair)⋯π(arene) and SO⋯π(arene) interactions are found in DMSO solvates.

Graphical abstract: On the role of DMSO-O(lone pair)⋯π(arene), DMSO-S(lone pair)⋯π(arene) and SO⋯π(arene) interactions in the crystal structures of dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) solvates
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Utilising hinged ligands in MOF synthesis: a covalent linking strategy for forming 3D MOFs

A strategy to covalently connect 2D MOFs by ligand design is reported that yields 3D MOFs topologically-related to the 2D structures without the need for a second ‘pillaring link’.

Graphical abstract: Utilising hinged ligands in MOF synthesis: a covalent linking strategy for forming 3D MOFs
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Novel coordination polymers of Zn(II) and Cd(II) tuned by different aromatic polycarboxylates: synthesis, structures and photocatalytic properties

Six fascinating coordination polymers (CPs) showed good photocatalytic activities for the degradation of methylene blue (MB).

Graphical abstract: Novel coordination polymers of Zn(ii) and Cd(ii) tuned by different aromatic polycarboxylates: synthesis, structures and photocatalytic properties
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Isoreticular MOFs based on a rhombic dodecahedral MOP as a tertiary building unit

The reactions of a Zn(II) ion with ligands containing two 1,3-benzene dicarboxylate residues resulted in isoreticular MOFs based on a rhombic dodecahedral MOP, in which the MOP was built using [Zn2(COO)4] clusters as a 4-c SBU and [Zn2(COO)3] clusters as a 3-c SBU.

Graphical abstract: Isoreticular MOFs based on a rhombic dodecahedral MOP as a tertiary building unit
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Ligand geometry-directed assembly of seven entangled coordination polymers

Seven M(II) coordination polymers were prepared and the photocatalytic activities of some of them were explored.

Graphical abstract: Ligand geometry-directed assembly of seven entangled coordination polymers
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Use of the oxime–oximato binding mode to stabilise mixed valence copper iodide polymer networks using dipyridyl ketone oxime ligands

Coordination polymers formed from copper iodide and four isomeric dipyridyl ketone oxime ligands showed the importance the oxime–oximato bridge on the formation of mixed valence Cu(I)/Cu(II) polymers.

Graphical abstract: Use of the oxime–oximato binding mode to stabilise mixed valence copper iodide polymer networks using dipyridyl ketone oxime ligands
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A Mn(II) coordination framework incorporating the redox-active tris(4-(pyridin-4-yl)phenyl)amine ligand (NPy3): electrochemical and spectral properties

Investigation of the electronic and spectral properties of a redox-active Mn2+ coordination framework revealed the accessibility of the oxidised state of the framework upon oxidation.

Graphical abstract: A Mn(ii) coordination framework incorporating the redox-active tris(4-(pyridin-4-yl)phenyl)amine ligand (NPy3): electrochemical and spectral properties
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Synthesis, characterization and selective hysteretic sorption property of metal–organic frameworks with 3,5-di(pyridine-4-yl)benzoate

Three new metal–organic frameworks with different topologies were synthesized and characterized. The Co(II) framework shows selective and hysteretic sorption of carbon dioxide.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, characterization and selective hysteretic sorption property of metal–organic frameworks with 3,5-di(pyridine-4-yl)benzoate
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The diversity of Zn(II) coordination networks composed of multi-interactive ligand TPHAPvia weak intermolecular interaction

Seven types of different Zn(TPHAP) coordination networks were prepared thanks to the excellent multi-interactivity of TPHAP via weak intermolecular interactions.

Graphical abstract: The diversity of Zn(ii) coordination networks composed of multi-interactive ligand TPHAP−via weak intermolecular interaction
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New porous coordination polymers based on expanded pyridyl-dicarboxylate ligands and a paddle-wheel cluster

Combining pyridyl-dicarboxyl ligands and the classic Cu2(RCOO)4(py)2, three new flexible porous coordination polymers with 3D (3,6)-connected rtl, eea and pyr networks have been constructed and characterized.

Graphical abstract: New porous coordination polymers based on expanded pyridyl-dicarboxylate ligands and a paddle-wheel cluster
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Assembly of organometallic networks with multinuclear silver(I)–ethynediide supramolecular synthon, trifluoroacetate and ligands derived from isomeric dicyanobenzenes

Silver ethynediide complexes feature infinite chains composed of C2@Agn units bridged into two- or three-dimensional coordination networks by dicyanobenzene derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Assembly of organometallic networks with multinuclear silver(i)–ethynediide supramolecular synthon, trifluoroacetate and ligands derived from isomeric dicyanobenzenes
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CrystEngComm is celebrating the 2014 International Year of Crystallography (IYCr) with a series of themed issues focusing on crystal engineering research from around the world.

Guest edited by Stuart Batten and Jagadese Vittal, the Asia-Pacific issue highlights some of the latest research from this community.

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