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Themed collection CrystEngComm HOT articles

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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
From the themed collection: 2020 Highlight article collection
Communication

Doping of metal-free molecular perovskite with hexamethylenetetramine to create non-centrosymmetric defects

The metal-free perovskite (dabcoH22+)(NH4)Br (d-Br) (dabco: 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane) was doped with non-centrosymmetric hexamethylenetetramine.

Graphical abstract: Doping of metal-free molecular perovskite with hexamethylenetetramine to create non-centrosymmetric defects
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
Communication

Capturing an amorphous BaSO4 intermediate precursor to barite

In the work presented here, free-barium activity was monitored during the barium sulfate crystallization and we identified for the first time (in the absence of additives) a metastable BaSO4 amorphous phase that precedes barite formation.

Graphical abstract: Capturing an amorphous BaSO4 intermediate precursor to barite
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
Communication

The landscape of mechanical properties of molecular crystals

An analysis of compiled literature nanoindentation contact hardness (Hc) and elastic modulus (E) values of molecular crystals revealed a wide range of mechanical properties (0.001–1.80 GPa for Hc and 0.27–46.8 GPa for E).

Graphical abstract: The landscape of mechanical properties of molecular crystals
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Defective crystal plane-oriented induced lattice polarization for the photocatalytic enhancement of ZnO

The mechanism of the photocatalytic reaction of defective ZnO systems was determined.

Graphical abstract: Defective crystal plane-oriented induced lattice polarization for the photocatalytic enhancement of ZnO
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Insights into OCP identification and quantification in the context of apatite biomineralization

Monitoring apatite formation through in situ RAMAN and ex situ ssNMR spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Insights into OCP identification and quantification in the context of apatite biomineralization
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Chemical bath deposition of transparent ZnO films incorporated with erythrosine B molecules and their synergetic electro/photochromic properties

Synergetic electro/photochromism was observed in transparent erythrosine B/ZnO hybrid films fabricated by a chemical bath deposition method.

Graphical abstract: Chemical bath deposition of transparent ZnO films incorporated with erythrosine B molecules and their synergetic electro/photochromic properties
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Coligand effects on the architectures and magnetic properties of octahedral cobalt(II) complexes with easy-axis magnetic anisotropy

Coligand effects lead to two mononuclear octahedral Co(II) complexes exhibiting easy-axis magnetic anisotropies and distinct magnetic properties.

Graphical abstract: Coligand effects on the architectures and magnetic properties of octahedral cobalt(ii) complexes with easy-axis magnetic anisotropy
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Five water-stable luminescent CdII-based metal–organic frameworks as sensors for highly sensitive and selective detection of acetylacetone, Fe3+ and Cr2O72− ions

Five CdII-based MOFs with different topologies were prepared, in which 2 and 3 are rare examples which display excellent sensitivity, selectivity, recyclability and structural stability for detection of acac/Fe3+ and acac/Cr2O72−, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Five water-stable luminescent CdII-based metal–organic frameworks as sensors for highly sensitive and selective detection of acetylacetone, Fe3+ and Cr2O72− ions
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Effect of urea additives on CuSO4·5H2O crystal habit: an experimental and theoretical study

Oblique hexagonal prism copper(II) sulfate pentahydrate crystal was formed due to the preferential adsorption of urea molecules on specific faces.

Graphical abstract: Effect of urea additives on CuSO4·5H2O crystal habit: an experimental and theoretical study
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Hydroperoxo double hydrogen bonding: stabilization of hydroperoxo complexes exemplified by triphenylsilicon and triphenylgermanium hydroperoxides

Triphenylsilicon and germanium hydroperoxo complexes were characterized by single crystal X-ray analysis revealing hydroperoxo double hydrogen bonding.

Graphical abstract: Hydroperoxo double hydrogen bonding: stabilization of hydroperoxo complexes exemplified by triphenylsilicon and triphenylgermanium hydroperoxides
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Synthesis of cobalt-doped V2O3 with a hierarchical yolk–shell structure for high-performance lithium-ion batteries

Co-V2O3-24 yolk–shell nanospheres were synthesized via a solvothermal treatment and subsequent calcination. The electrochemical performance of Co-V2O3-24 is greatly improved because of Co-doping and the novel hierarchical yolk–shell structure.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of cobalt-doped V2O3 with a hierarchical yolk–shell structure for high-performance lithium-ion batteries
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Five naphthalene-amide-bridged Ni(II) complexes: electrochemistry, bifunctional fluorescence responses, removal of contaminants and optimization by CVD

Five multifunctional Ni-CPs based on a new naphthalene-amide and different carboxylates were obtained and exhibited various properties. CNTs were synthesized from the precursors of CPs, showing selective removal of contaminants in water.

Graphical abstract: Five naphthalene-amide-bridged Ni(ii) complexes: electrochemistry, bifunctional fluorescence responses, removal of contaminants and optimization by CVD
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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The transition from 4f to 5d elements from the structural point of view

How structural properties reflect the transition from lanthanides to transition metals.

Graphical abstract: The transition from 4f to 5d elements from the structural point of view
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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A dual-responsive luminescent sensor based on a water-stable Cd(II)-MOF for the highly selective and sensitive detection of acetylacetone and Cr2O72− in aqueous solutions

Two water-stable cadmium(II) MOFs were synthesized and characterized. 1 is the first dual-function Cd(II)-MOF luminescent sensor for sensing acetylacetone and Cr2O72− in aqueous solution with high sensitivity and selectivity and good recyclability.

Graphical abstract: A dual-responsive luminescent sensor based on a water-stable Cd(ii)-MOF for the highly selective and sensitive detection of acetylacetone and Cr2O72− in aqueous solutions
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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Coordination polymer templated engineering of YVO4:Eu submicron crystals and photoluminescence

Cuboidal and octahedral (Y0.95Eu0.05)VO4 crystals were selectively converted from a tartrate coordination polymer, and the mechanisms of phase/morphology evolution were revealed via a series of controlled experiments.

Graphical abstract: Coordination polymer templated engineering of YVO4:Eu submicron crystals and photoluminescence
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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In-plane enhanced epitaxy for step-flow AlN yielding a high-performance vacuum-ultraviolet photovoltaic detector

In-plane enhanced epitaxy provides reference for the preparation of high-quality AlN and development of VUV photodetectors..

Graphical abstract: In-plane enhanced epitaxy for step-flow AlN yielding a high-performance vacuum-ultraviolet photovoltaic detector
From the themed collection: CrystEngComm HOT articles
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This collection represents the top 10% of research published in CrystEngComm each quarter. Featured articles are marked as HOT by the handling editor or as recommended by referees. Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured.

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