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Microfluidic platforms: a mainstream technology for the preparation of crystals

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2253-2271
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60372E, Tutorial ReviewJosep Puigmarti-Luis
A broad and up-to-date overview of the distinct microfluidic approaches is presented where main emphasis is given to crystallization studies.
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Predicting crystal structures of organic compounds

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2098-2111
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60279F, Tutorial ReviewOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Sarah L. Price
Organic Crystal Structure Prediction methods generate the thermodynamically plausible crystal structures of a molecule. There are often many more such structures than experimentally observed polymorphs.
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Nucleation and growth of the Naica giant gypsum crystals

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2013-2026
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60320B, Tutorial ReviewFermin Otalora, JuanMa Garcia-Ruiz
The awesome giant crystals of gypsum grown in the underground mine of Naica (Mexico) are used to introduce the basics of the classical nucleation theory and the crystal growth mechanisms, and how that knowledge can be applied to unveil the geochemical conditions leading to the formation of these colossal crystals.
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Laser ablation for protein crystal nucleation and seeding

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2147-2158
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60226E, Tutorial ReviewHiroshi Y. Yoshikawa, Ryota Murai, Hiroaki Adachi, Shigeru Sugiyama, Mihoko Maruyama, Yoshinori Takahashi, Kazufumi Takano, Hiroyoshi Matsumura, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Satoshi Murakami, Hiroshi Masuhara, Yusuke Mori
This tutorial review gives an overview of the successful application of laser ablation techniques to nucleation and seeding for the production of protein single crystals, and also describes the advantages from a physico-chemical perspective.
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Flow induced crystallisation of polymers

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2240-2252
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60308C, Tutorial ReviewGaetano Lamberti
This tutorial review describes the state of current research and findings on the phenomena of polymer crystallisation under processing conditions, with particular emphasis on the effects of fluid flow.
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Nucleation and growth of epitaxial metal-oxide films based on polymer-assisted deposition

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2141-2146
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60285K, Tutorial ReviewT. M. McCleskey, P. Shi, E. Bauer, M. J. Highland, J. A. Eastman, Z. X. Bi, P. H. Fuoss, P. M. Baldo, W. Ren, B. L. Scott, A. K. Burrell, Q. X. Jia
Binding metal ions to polymers protects metal ions from reaction at low temperatures before polymers are depolymerized and makes filtration possible in the PAD process.
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Nanocrystals from solutions: catalysts

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2112-2124
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60221D, Tutorial ReviewYuen Wu, Dingsheng Wang, Yadong Li
This review summarizes the latest research to exploit nucleation and growth processes of nanocrystals, discussing the essence of nanocrystal catalysis.
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Some unique features of polymer crystallisation

7 April, 2014 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2055-2065
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60306G, Tutorial ReviewGunter Reiter
Polymers come as chains of crystallisable blocks attaching sequentially to the crystal, leading to meta-stable states of folded chains.
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The relevance of light in the formation of colloidal metal nanoparticles

3 April, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2089-2097
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60256G, Tutorial ReviewMarek Grzelczak, Luis M. Liz-Marzan
The presence of light in chemical synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles offers promising tools for colloidal nanofabrication.
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UV-assisted nucleation and growth of oxide films from chemical solutions

3 April, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2027-2041
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60222B, Tutorial ReviewTomohiko Nakajima, Kentaro Shinoda, Tetsuo Tsuchiya
UV-assisted chemical solution deposition processes offer a promising means of efficient and on-demand production of oxide thin films at low temperature.
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Supramolecular gel phase crystallization: orthogonal self-assembly under non-equilibrium conditions

3 April, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2080-2088
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60224A, Tutorial ReviewD. Krishna Kumar, Jonathan W. Steed
This tutorial review charts the history of gel phase crystallization from its origins in Liesegang ring formation to current research in the generation of new pharmaceutical solid forms in low molecular weight organogels.
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N-heterocyclic carbene metal complexes: photoluminescence and applications

3 April, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60466G, Review ArticleRenso Visbal, M. Concepcion Gimeno
This review covers the advances made in the synthesis and applications of luminescent transition metal complexes containing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands.
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Tuning the structure and function of metal-organic frameworks via linker design

3 April, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00003J, Review ArticleWeigang Lu, Zhangwen Wei, Zhi-Yuan Gu, Tian-Fu Liu, Jinhee Park, Jihye Park, Jian Tian, Muwei Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Thomas Gentle III, Mathieu Bosch, Hong-Cai Zhou
Advances in metal-organic frameworks are highlighted with an emphasis on tuning the structure and function via linker design.
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Mapping plasmons at the nanometer scale in an electron microscope

3 April, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60478K, Tutorial ReviewMathieu Kociak, Odile Stephan
EELS and cathodoluminescence are highly relevant tools to map plasmons within metallic nanoparticles much smaller than the wavelength of light.
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Photoinduced electron transfer across molecular bridges: electron- and hole-transfer superexchange pathways

3 April, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60463B, Tutorial ReviewMirco Natali, Sebastiano Campagna, Franco Scandola
A tutorial review outlining a general conceptual framework, based on superexchange, to discuss the role of chemical bridges in photoinduced electron transfer processes.
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Self-assembled plasmonic nanostructures

1 April, 2014 - 07:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60341E, Review ArticleAnna Klinkova, Rachelle M. Choueiri, Eugenia Kumacheva
This review highlights recent advances in the field of self-assembled plasmonic nanostructures, their optical properties and applications.
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Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production from biomass derivatives and water

1 April, 2014 - 07:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60392J, Tutorial ReviewXihong Lu, Shilei Xie, Hao Yang, Yexiang Tong, Hongbing Ji
Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production from renewable biomass derivatives and water is a promising approach to produce green chemical fuels.
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Advances in radical probe mass spectrometry for protein footprinting in chemical biology applications

30 March, 2014 - 06:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60432B, Tutorial ReviewSimin D. Maleknia, Kevin M. Downard
Development and growth of the application of RP-MS in chemical biology including its validation and utility with ion-mobility mass spectrometry.
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Light to investigate (read) and operate (write) molecular devices and machines

30 March, 2014 - 06:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60400D, Tutorial ReviewPaola Ceroni, Alberto Credi, Margherita Venturi
Functional supramolecular systems can exploit photoinduced processes for gaining energy as well as for providing information on their state. We discuss the operation of these species from a fundamental viewpoint and we illustrate their potential to function as nanoscale devices and machines by means of selected examples.
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Copper catalysed Ullmann type chemistry: from mechanistic aspects to modern development

28 March, 2014 - 06:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60289C, Review ArticleCarlo Sambiagio, Stephen P. Marsden, A. John Blacker, Patrick C. McGowan
Copper-catalysed arylations represent valid and complementary alternatives to Pd catalysis. This review discusses the different mechanisms suggested for these reactions, and summarises some of their latest applications in synthesis.
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