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