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Special Issue "Polymorphism in Crystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Polymorphism, as a ubiquitous phenomenon where the same chemical entities comprise different solid-state architectures by virtue of their different spatial arrangement and intermolecular connectivity, has been intriguing scientists for more than a century. It is always fascinating to observe how the same building blocks, whether they are single constituents, ionic pairs or multicomponent systems like cocrystals or solvates, can produce a variety of solid phases with unique properties. Therefore, it is not surprising that this phenomenon, and its various aspects, have received considerable attention both in the academic community and industry. Despite recent advances in methodology and technology, with the experience accumulated over the past decades, some features of polymorphism remain puzzling even today. We strongly believe that the combination of traditional (diffraction and thermodynamics) and cutting-edge methods (quantum mechanical modelling and NMR crystallography) will undoubtedly open new venues in the structural landscape of polymorphs, providing completely new perspectives and rationales regarding structure–property relationships. Even though we are still not able to predict the exact number of polymorphs for a particular system, every comprehensively investigated example brings us one step closer to this goal. With that in mind, with the armoury of developed methods and techniques, we are certainly on the right path. Through this issue we would like to highlight the importance of polymorphism in everyday life and to address how new approaches can help in the quest of finding new polymorphic forms.
Prof. Dr. Mirta Rubčić
Prof. Dr. Ivica Đilović
Manuscript Submission Information
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- supramolecular chemistry
- computational modelling
- physical properties
- diffraction methods
- solid-state NMR