Organic Single Crystals: Azeotropic Binary Solvent Mixtures for Preparation of Organic Single Crystals (Adv. Funct. Mater. 22/2009)

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  • Xiaoran Li,

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    1. Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology P. O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    2. Holst Centre TNO-The Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research High Tech Campus 31, 5656 AE Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    • Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology P. O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands).
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  • B. K. Charlotte Kjellander,

    1. Holst Centre TNO-The Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research High Tech Campus 31, 5656 AE Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • John E. Anthony,

    1. Department of Chemistry University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 40506 (USA)
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  • Cornelis W. M. Bastiaansen,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology P. O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    2. Queen Mary, University of London Mile End Road, E1 4NS London (UK)
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  • Dirk J. Broer,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Eindhoven University of Technology P. O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
    2. Philips Research Laboratories Prof. Holstlaan 4, 5656 AE Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Gerwin H. Gelinck

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Abstract

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The inside cover of this issue illustrates the solution-phase self-assembly of organic single crystals by using azeotropic binary solvent mixtures, described by X. Li et al. on page 3610, and is a snap-shot taken during the self-assembly of tri-isopropylsilylethynyl pentacene single crystals from an azeotropic binary solvent mixture of isopropanol plus toluene, on a silicon substrate. These needle-like crystals were growing with time while floating in the bulk of the solution during solvent evaporation, with bright colors showing their birefringence.

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