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Communication

Halogen bonding of the aldehyde oxygen atom in cocrystals of aromatic aldehydes and 1,4-diiodotetrafluorobenzene

Novel halogen bonded cocrystals of aromatic aldehydes have been synthesized. We present the halogen bond acceptor potential of the aldehyde group oxygen atom in competition with the hydroxy, methoxy and pyridine groups.

Graphical abstract: Halogen bonding of the aldehyde oxygen atom in cocrystals of aromatic aldehydes and 1,4-diiodotetrafluorobenzene
Communication

In situ grown silver bismuth sulfide nanorod arrays and their application to solar cells

AgBiS2 nanorod arrays are produced in situ by spin-coating and annealing. They are applied to photovoltaic devices to give an efficiency of 1.4%.

Graphical abstract: In situ grown silver bismuth sulfide nanorod arrays and their application to solar cells
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Communication

Optimized seeded Bridgman growth and temperature dependent THz optical properties of LiInS2 crystals

High quality and large size nonlinear optical LiInS2 (LIS) crystals were successfully grown by the optimized seeded Bridgman method.

Graphical abstract: Optimized seeded Bridgman growth and temperature dependent THz optical properties of LiInS2 crystals
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Open Access Communication

Colloid-assisted growth of metal–organic framework nanoparticles

A new colloid-assisted approach is introduced to synthesize metal–organic framework (MOF) nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Colloid-assisted growth of metal–organic framework nanoparticles
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Communication

A robust wave-like silver–thiolate chain based metal–organic network: synthesis, structure and luminescence

A wave-like silver–thiolate chain based metal–organic network has been prepared via facile one-pot synthesis, and shows ultra-stability and intense luminescence.

Graphical abstract: A robust wave-like silver–thiolate chain based metal–organic network: synthesis, structure and luminescence
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High-performance TiO2 photocatalyst produced by the versatile functions of the tiny bimetallic MOF-derived NiCoS-porous carbon cocatalyst

Bimetallic zeolitic imidazolate framework (NiCo-ZIF)-templated NiCoS-porous carbon (PC) at only 0.2 at% exhibited versatile effects on the morphology as well as the photocatalytic hydrogen performance of TiO2 nanocrystals.

Graphical abstract: High-performance TiO2 photocatalyst produced by the versatile functions of the tiny bimetallic MOF-derived NiCoS-porous carbon cocatalyst
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A novel blue-emitting Eu2+-doped chlorine silicate phosphor with a narrow band for illumination and displays: structure and luminescence properties

A novel silicate-based phosphor Ba5SiO4Cl6:Eu2+ (BSOC:Eu2+) was successfully designed and investigated through the solid-state method.

Graphical abstract: A novel blue-emitting Eu2+-doped chlorine silicate phosphor with a narrow band for illumination and displays: structure and luminescence properties
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Pharmaceutical paroxetine-based organic salts of carboxylic acids with optimized properties: the identification and characterization of potential novel API solid forms

Reacting paroxetine HCl with oxalic, maleic, fumaric and L-tartaric acids results in the formation of novel molecular salts.

Graphical abstract: Pharmaceutical paroxetine-based organic salts of carboxylic acids with optimized properties: the identification and characterization of potential novel API solid forms
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Mineralization of magnetic nano-tape in self-organized nanospace composed of nucleopeptides and peptides

Self-organization based on specific interactions has been actively studied for the formation of highly ordered and hierarchical structures on the molecular scale.

Graphical abstract: Mineralization of magnetic nano-tape in self-organized nanospace composed of nucleopeptides and peptides
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A new dynamic framework with direct in situ visualisation of breathing under CO2 gas pressure

Structural evidence from in situ single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveals flexibility in a new non-interpenetrated pillared-layer MOF that switches between a wide-pore and a narrow-pore form.

Graphical abstract: A new dynamic framework with direct in situ visualisation of breathing under CO2 gas pressure
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Low temperature epitaxy of tungsten–telluride heterostructure films

Single-crystal like WTe2 films are grown by exploiting van der Waals epitaxy at low temperatures, using pulsed laser deposition.

Graphical abstract: Low temperature epitaxy of tungsten–telluride heterostructure films
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Transfer of chirality in N-triphenylacetylamino acids and chiral derivatives of N-triphenylacetyl Gly–Gly dipeptide and control of their assembly with steric constraints

The N-triphenylacetyl group is utilized as a reporter of chirality and as a supramolecular protecting group for α-amino acid and peptide derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Transfer of chirality in N-triphenylacetylamino acids and chiral derivatives of N-triphenylacetyl Gly–Gly dipeptide and control of their assembly with steric constraints
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Polymorphism of 1,3-cyclohexanediols: molecular structure and plastic crystal formation of cyclohexanediol isomers

Different plastic crystal formation abilities of cyclohexanediol isomers interpreted with Hirshfeld surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Polymorphism of 1,3-cyclohexanediols: molecular structure and plastic crystal formation of cyclohexanediol isomers
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A non-invasive luminescent nano-thermometer: approaching the maximum thermal sensitivity of Er3+ ion's green emission

The maximum relative thermal sensitivity for the green luminescence of the Er3+ ion is reported.

Graphical abstract: A non-invasive luminescent nano-thermometer: approaching the maximum thermal sensitivity of Er3+ ion's green emission
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Reversible on/off switching of photochromic properties in N-salicylideneaniline co-crystals by heating and humidification

The photochromic properties of N-salicylideneaniline (SA) derivative co-crystals were switched on/off through the hydration–dehydration phase transition induced by humidification and heating.

Graphical abstract: Reversible on/off switching of photochromic properties in N-salicylideneaniline co-crystals by heating and humidification
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Syntheses, structures, and magnetic properties of three two-dimensional cobalt(II) single-ion magnets with a CoIIN4X2 octahedral geometry

Three two-dimensional CoII SIMs with (4,4) layer structures have been synthesized and characterized structurally and magnetically.

Graphical abstract: Syntheses, structures, and magnetic properties of three two-dimensional cobalt(ii) single-ion magnets with a CoIIN4X2 octahedral geometry
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Probing non-covalent interactions driving molecular assembly in organo-electronic building blocks

One co-crystal structure characterized to identify and quantify various non-covalent interactions with spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and density functional theory computations.

Graphical abstract: Probing non-covalent interactions driving molecular assembly in organo-electronic building blocks
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Single crystal growth of bulk InGaZnO4 and analysis of its intrinsic transport properties

Large, high-quality InGaZnO4 single crystals grown by high-pressure optical floating zone method and its electrical and optical properties.

Graphical abstract: Single crystal growth of bulk InGaZnO4 and analysis of its intrinsic transport properties
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On the capability of metal–halogen groups to participate in halogen bonds

Halogens in a M–X bond are inhibited from forming a halogen bond but can do so in certain circumstances, with or without a σ-hole.

Graphical abstract: On the capability of metal–halogen groups to participate in halogen bonds
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Investigation of solid–liquid phase diagrams of the sulfamethazine–salicylic acid co-crystal

Ternary phase diagrams for sulfamethazine–salicylic acid co-crystal have been constructed in three solvent systems.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of solid–liquid phase diagrams of the sulfamethazine–salicylic acid co-crystal
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Heavily donor-doped, optically translucent ferroelectric barium titanate ceramics through defect chemical engineering

The possibility of preparing translucent ferroelectric heavily donor-doped BaTiO3 ceramics rich in TiO2 has been demonstrated by conventional ceramic processing based on the synthesis via the solid state route and on subsequent sintering and annealing at high levels of oxygen partial pressure.

Graphical abstract: Heavily donor-doped, optically translucent ferroelectric barium titanate ceramics through defect chemical engineering
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Synthesis and formation mechanism of self-assembled 3D flower-like Bi/γ-Fe2O3 composite particles

The self-assembled 3D flower-like Bi/γ-Fe2O3 composite particles consist of a Bi nanosphere core and a γ-Fe2O3 nanopetal shell.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and formation mechanism of self-assembled 3D flower-like Bi/γ-Fe2O3 composite particles
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Solid–liquid interface optimization and properties of ultra-wide bandgap β-Ga2O3 grown by Czochralski and EFG methods

The solid–liquid interface and crystal growth habit of β-Ga2O3 have been studied in the Czochralski and modified EFG methods.

Graphical abstract: Solid–liquid interface optimization and properties of ultra-wide bandgap β-Ga2O3 grown by Czochralski and EFG methods
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A unique copper coordination structure with both mono- and bi-dentate ethylenediamine ligands

A new crystal structure achieving penta-coordination using exclusively ethylenediamine ligands is discovered and characterized.

Graphical abstract: A unique copper coordination structure with both mono- and bi-dentate ethylenediamine ligands
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Robust and well-controlled TiO2–Al2O3 binary nanoarray-integrated ceramic honeycomb for efficient propane combustion

Well-tuned TiO2–Al2O3 binary nanoarrays had been fabricated onto ceramic honeycombs and exhibited excellent robustness and catalytic activity for propane oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Robust and well-controlled TiO2–Al2O3 binary nanoarray-integrated ceramic honeycomb for efficient propane combustion
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Photomechanical bending behavior of photochromic diarylethene crystals induced under polarized light

The photoinduced bending velocity of photochromic diarylethene crystals depends on the polarization angle of UV light.

Graphical abstract: Photomechanical bending behavior of photochromic diarylethene crystals induced under polarized light
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A pair of homochiral trinuclear Zn(II) clusters exhibiting unusual ferroelectric behaviour at high temperature

A pair of homochiral trinuclear Zn(II) clusters exhibit unusual ferroelectric behaviour at high temperature.

Graphical abstract: A pair of homochiral trinuclear Zn(ii) clusters exhibiting unusual ferroelectric behaviour at high temperature
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Investigation into the optimized growth, anisotropic properties and theoretical calculations of the polar material Cs2TeW3O12

Bulk single crystals of Cs2TeW3O12 were grown successfully by a modified TSSG method and physical properties were systematically investigated.

Graphical abstract: Investigation into the optimized growth, anisotropic properties and theoretical calculations of the polar material Cs2TeW3O12
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Development of a novel CaCO3 PILP based cementation method for quartz sand

Development and investigation of a cementation method for soil grade quartz sand by utilizing aqueous Polymer Induced Liquid Precursor (PILP) solutions.

Graphical abstract: Development of a novel CaCO3 PILP based cementation method for quartz sand
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On the prevalence of smooth polymorphs at the nanoscale: implications for pharmaceuticals

Ball mill neat grinding leads to smoother whereas liquid assisted grinding leads to rougher pharmaceutical forms.

Graphical abstract: On the prevalence of smooth polymorphs at the nanoscale: implications for pharmaceuticals
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Open Access Paper

The solid state forms of the sex hormone 17-β-estradiol

The crystal structure of the female sex hormone has been established despite its high affinity for water.

Graphical abstract: The solid state forms of the sex hormone 17-β-estradiol
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Accuracy and reproducibility in crystal structure prediction: the curious case of ROY

Because of excessive electron delocalization, the polymorphs of ROY constitute a surprisingly challenging system for crystal structure prediction.

Graphical abstract: Accuracy and reproducibility in crystal structure prediction: the curious case of ROY
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Explaining crystallization preferences of two polyphenolic diastereoisomers by crystal structure prediction

Crystal structure prediction is used to understand the differences in crystallization of catechin and epicatechin, and to explore the predictability of solvate formation.

Graphical abstract: Explaining crystallization preferences of two polyphenolic diastereoisomers by crystal structure prediction
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Polymorph control in batch seeded crystallizers. A case study with paracetamol

We show that seeding is not always sufficient to control cystal polymorphism and illustrate how kinetic modeling can help controlling polymorphism.

Graphical abstract: Polymorph control in batch seeded crystallizers. A case study with paracetamol
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