Crystal engineering. From molecules to materials

Desiraju, Gautam R. (2003) Crystal engineering. From molecules to materials Journal of Molecular Structure, 656 (1-3). pp. 5-15. ISSN 0022-2860

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Crystal engineering is target oriented and property directed synthesis of molecular crystals. The subject may be approached from several directions. To an organic chemist, it is supramolecular retrosynthesis with the synthon approach. To a crystallographer, it is crystal design based on hydrogen bonds and intermolecular interactions. To the materials scientist, it is a new approach wherein ease and modularity of construction is accompanied by diversity and range of properties. In this article, synthetic strategy and property optimisation from a materials viewpoint in some organic and metal-organic systems are discussed.

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Keywords:Crystal Engineering; Nanotechnology; Hydrogen Bond; Supramolecular Synthon; Coordination Polymer
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