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Crystal Design: Structure and Function

Gautam R. Desiraju (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-84333-8 May 2003 420 Pages


This book covers major classes of crystals in the design of novel materials, with an emphasis on advances and applications.
* The editor is one of the pioneers in the "design" and "engineering" approach in solid state supramolecular chemistry
* All authors developed a specific class of crystals and are world leaders in the field
* Reflects the rapid progress made in this field

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1. Hydrogen Bonds in Inorganic Chemistry: Application to Crystal Design (Lee Brammer).

2. Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly Between Amines and Alcohols (Supraminols) (Raffaele Saladino and Stephen Hanessian).

3. Very Large Supramolecular Capsules Based on Hydrogen Bonding (Jerry L. Atwood, Leonard J. Barbour and Agoston Jerga).

4. Molecular Tectonics: Molecular Networks Based on Inclusion Processes (Julien Martz, Ernest Graf, André De Cian and Mir Wais Hosseini).

5. Layered Materials by Design: 2D Coordination Polymeric Networks Containing Large Cavitities/Channels (Kumar Biradha and Makoto Fujita).

6. The Construction of One-, Two- and Three-Dimensional Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials from Molecular Building Blocks (Robert C. Finn, Eric Burkholder and Jon A. Zubieta).

7. A Rational Approach for the Self-Assembly of Molecular Building Blocks in the Field of Molecule-Based Magnetism (Melanie Pilkington and Silvio Decurtins).

8. Polymorphism, Crystal Transformations and Gas-Solid Reactions (Dario Braga and Fabrizia Grepioni).

9. Solid-Gas Interactions Between Small Gaseous Mole cules and Transition Metals in the Solid State. Toward Sensor Applications. (Michel D. Meijer, Robertus J. M. Klein Gebbink and Gerard van Koten).

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"…the pharmaceutical scientists dealing with polymorphism will certainly enjoy this book." (Pharmaceutical Research, March 2004)

“This book strengthens our understanding on crystal polymorphism and provides a bridge between solid-state chemistry and molecular crystal engineering.  Thus, it is useful not only for material engineers, but also for scientists in the field of pharmaceutical product development.” (Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 21, No. 3, March 2004)

“...both a useful introduction for new investigators and a good reference text for the specialist...recommend the text as a useful addition to any chemistry library collection...” (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 125, No. 49)