Special Issue "Advanced X-Ray Crystallographic Structural Studies in Inorganic Chemistry"

A special issue of Inorganics (ISSN 2304-6740). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Solid-State Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Vassilis Psycharis
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Guest Editor
Crystallography and Coordination Chemistry of Materials Group, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”, Patriarchou Grigoriou & Neapoleos 27, 153 10, Agia Paraskevi, Attiki, Greece
Interests: single crystal X-Ray crystallography; twin/disordered structures; Rietveld method; intermolecular interactions; structure-property correlations

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Traditionally, inorganic chemistry deals with the synthesis, reactivity, structural studies and properties of new inorganic and coordination compounds. There can be no doubt that, when a compound has to be identified, there is nothing to beat a crystal structure determination. A modern trend is the discovery of correlations between structural features (at both molecular and supramolecular levels) and properties. If such correlations are firmly established, scientists can design and synthesize molecular compounds and materials with desired properties (biological, optical, magnetic, catalytic, conductive, etc.). The aim of this special issue is two-fold: (1) The presentation of advanced crystallographic analysis tools, such as the Hirshfeld Surface Analysis and machine learning algorithms, to understand in depth structural features and develop structure-property relationships; and/or (2) The use of the obtained knowledge from crystallographic studies to design new synthetic strategies and isolate inorganic compounds, coordination complexes and materials with specific properties and applications. All types of inorganic materials, both molecule-based (mononuclear, dinuclear and polynuclear complexes, 1D, 2D and 3D coordination polymers, MOFs) and atom-based (binary, ternary, mixed-metal, etc.), are expected to be covered. The crystallographic analysis methods can involve single crystals and powders. Contributions from synthetic and physical inorganic chemists and materials scientists are welcome. I kindly invite you to contribute papers in the above mentioned areas which will allow your research to have an impact on the next generation trends in this interesting and interdisciplinary field. 

Dr. Vassilis Psycharis
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • X-ray crystallographic structural analysis
  • Crystallographic tools
  • Hirshfeld surface analysis
  • Machine learning algorithms
  • Structure-property correlations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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