Synthesis, Crystal Structures and Hirshfeld Surface Analysis of Coordination Compounds (3rd Edition)

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Hybrid and Composite Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2025 | Viewed by 108

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Institute of General and Ecological Chemistry, Lodz University of Technology, Żeromskiego 116, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
Interests: coordination chemistry; solid-state chemistry; medicinal chemistry; X-ray crystallography; solid-state synthesis; crystal engineering; molecular structure; polymorphism
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Dear Colleagues,

It is worth recalling that 125 years have passed since the pioneering work of Alfred Werner on the stereochemistry of coordination compounds, which emphasized the number and nature of the groups attached to the metal ion. These compounds are still compelling and experimentally demanding frontiers in modern inorganic chemistry. Every year, we observe the emergence of scientific reports on the synthesis of new complexes with unexpected bonding modes, structures, and properties.

This Special Issue of Crystals is expected to provide an excellent platform to report results that highlight the synthesis and crystal structures of coordination compounds. Furthermore, Hirshfeld surface analysis has become a widely used method for exploring intermolecular interactions within a crystal structure in a remarkable way.

As Guest Editor, I invite scientists from various fields to submit articles that discuss the crystal chemistry of coordination chemistry. This includes examples of synthesis and experimentally determined crystal structures. New approaches to the synthesis of coordination complexes are particularly encouraged.

Dr. Waldemar Maniukiewicz
Guest Editor

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  • coordination complexes 
  • synthesis 
  • crystal and molecular structure 
  • hirschfeld surface analysis
  • non-covalent interactions

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