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Making Crystals by Design: Methods, Techniques and Applications

Making Crystals by Design: Methods, Techniques and Applications

Dario Braga (Editor), Fabrizia Grepioni (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60965-9 February 2007 362 Pages




An excellent overview of the manifold aspects of modern crystal engineering. From design and preparation to spectroscopy and applications, this handbook both covers and evaluates all aspects of crystal engineering. Clearly structured, it provides an overview of the current status as seen from its various angles as well as a comparison of different techniques and applications.
An essential source of high quality information for everyone working in this booming and interdisciplinary field: spectroscopists, physical and inorganic chemists as well as materials scientists working in nanotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry.
Supramolecular Interactions -
Energetic Considerations
Understanding the Nature of Intermolecular Interactions in Molecular Crystals. A Theoretical Perspective
Networks, Topologies and Entanglements
Prediction of Reactivity in Solid-state Chemistry
Making Crystals by Reacting Crystals
Making Crystals by Reactions in Crystals. Supramolecular Approaches to Crystal-to-crystal Transformations within Molecular Co-crystals
Making Coordination Frameworks
Assembly of Molecular Solids via Non-covalent Interactions
Diffraction Studies in Crystal Engineering
Solid State NMR
Crystal Polymorphism: Challenges at the Crossroads of Science and Technology
Nanoporosity, Gas Storage, Gas Sensing
“This volume contains many articles that will be of value to crystal designers starting from a variety of viewpoints.” (Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, June 2009)

"This book is an essential source of high quality information for the scientists working in this interdisciplinary field…" (Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, January/February 2008)

"… readers will find this an engaging snapshot of current activity in the area" (Chemistry World, September 2007)