Special Issue "Crystal Growth and Structure"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 13 October 2020.
Structured x-rays are used to determine the dimensions and geometry of the unit cell forming a given crystal lattice. In chemistry, this method makes it possible to accurately determine the structure of the chemical compounds forming the analyzed monocrystals. It is an essential tool in organic, organometallic, coordination, and biochemistry chemistry for determining the real structures of layered chemical compounds. This method, by determining the exact crystal structure, gives a real picture of the complex chemical compound. We can predict how a given compound will be arranged in space, how it will interact with other molecules, and how it will be arranged in layers (stacking). Conducting conformational analysis, we determine the most energy-efficient arrangement of atoms and bonds for a given molecule. Using all the research results obtained, we can be tempted to design new important compound with biological activity.
In this Special Issue, we aim to include articles that will discuss and significantly expand the above topics.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Agnieszka Czylkowska
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- Crystal structure
- Crystal growth
- Biological activity structure
- Coordination bonding
- Coordination compounds
- Chemical properties of compounds