Inside Cover: Polyhedral Organic Microcrystals: From Cubes to Rhombic Dodecahedra (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48/2009)

Authors

  • Xiujuan Zhang,

    1. Functional Nano & Soft Materials Laboratory, SooChow University (China)
    2. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Film (COSDAF) and Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)
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  • Cheng Dong Prof.,

    1. National Laboratory for Superconductivity, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing (China)
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  • Juan Antonio Zapien,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Film (COSDAF) and Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)
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  • Shafiq Ismathullakhan,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Film (COSDAF) and Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)
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  • Zhenhui Kang,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Film (COSDAF) and Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)
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  • Jiansheng Jie,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Film (COSDAF) and Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)
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  • Xiaohong Zhang Prof.,

    1. Nano-Organic Photoelectronic Laboratory and Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)
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  • Jack C. Chang Prof.,

    1. Functional Nano & Soft Materials Laboratory, SooChow University (China)
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  • Chun-Sing Lee Prof.,

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Film (COSDAF) and Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)
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  • Shuit-Tong Lee Prof.

    1. Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Film (COSDAF) and Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)
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Abstract

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Morphological control of high-symmetry small-molecular organic microcrystals was achieved by changing the solvent composition and precursor solubility, which substantially alter the crystal growth rate in the 〈100〉 direction relative to that in the 〈110〉 direction. In their Communication on page 9121 ff., X. H. Zhang, S. T. Lee, and co-workers describe the surfactant-assisted synthesis of microcrystals with selected shapes that range from cubes, through truncated cubes, to rhombic dodecahedra.

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