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Crystal Engineering: A Textbook

Price : $47.75
ISBN # : 9788175969148
Author : Gautam R Desiraju & Jagadese Vittal & Arunachalam Ramanan
pages: 232
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Cambridge University Press India
Published : 2011

This book is important because it is the first textbook in an area that has become very popular in recent times. There are around 250 research groups in crystal engineering worldwide today. The subject has been researched for around 40 years but there is still no textbook at the level of senior undergraduates and beginning PhD students. This book is expected to fill this gap.

The writing style is simple, with an adequate number of exercises and problems, and the diagrams are easy to understand. This book consists major areas of the subject, including organic crystals and co-ordination polymers, and can easily form the basis of a 30 to 40 lecture course for senior undergraduates.

Table Of Contents:
Crystal Engineering
X-ray Crystallography
Organic Solid State Chemistry
The Crystal as a Supramolecular Entity
Modern Crystal Engineering
Summary
Further Reading
Problems

Intermolecular Interactions
General Properties
van der Waals Interactions
Hydrogen Bonds
Halogen Bonds
Other Interactions
Methods of Study of Interactions
Analysis of Typical Crystal Structures
Summary
Further Reading
Problems

Crystal Design Strategies
Synthesis in Chemistry
Supramolecular Chemistry
The Synthon in Crystal Engineering
Summary
Further Reading
Problems

Crystallization and Crystal Growth
Crystallization of Organic Solids
Nucleation
Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Crystallization
Crystal Growth
Crystal Morphology and Habit
Crystal Morphology Engineering
Why is it that all Compounds don't seem to Crystallize Equally Well or Equally Quickly?
Summary
Further Reading
Problems


Polymorphism
What is Polymorphism?
Occurrence of Polymorphism
Thermodynamics of Polymorphism
Thermodynamics versus Kinetics and the Formation of Polymorphs
Methods of Polymorph Characterization
Properties of Polymorphs
Case Studies from the Pharmaceutical Industry
Polymorphism Today
Summary
Further Reading
Problems

Multi-component Crystals
General Classification and Nomenclature
Solid Solutions
Host-Guest Compounds
Solvates and Hydrates
Donor-Acceptor Complexes
Co-crystals
Summary
Further Reading
Problems

Coordination Polymers
What are Coordination Polymers?
Classification Schemes
Crystal Design Strategies
Network Topologies
Supramolecular Isomerism
Interpenetration
Porous Coordination Polymers
Properties and Applications
Building Approach: Influence of Experimental Conditions
Summary
Further Reading
Problems

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 27 February, 2012.
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