This Virtual Special Issue will showcase exciting areas of molecular crystals research, honoring and building upon the significant contributions of Professor Jagadese J. Vittal. Submit your manuscript by May 31, 2024.

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Crystals, once termed as a "molecular cemetery," offer a plethora of opportunities in chemistry and materials sciences. By exploiting bonding and non-bonding intermolecular interactions, crystal structures are being engineered to offer desired chemical and physical properties. Stimuli-responsive organic and metal-organic crystals exhibit topochemical reactivity, followed by structural transformations either via single crystal to single crystal transformation or via sudden actuation of anisotropic movement that leads to mechanical output, i.e., salient properties.

A number of exciting areas of research with molecular crystals have been established by many eminent scientists—amongst them Professor Jagadese J. Vittal, who has significantly contributed towards the growth of the subject.

Crystal Growth & Design welcomes contributions in the form of original research articles, reviews, perspectives, and communications that align with the theme of the Virtual Special Issue. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Cocrystals and Salts
  • Coordination Complexes
  • Coordination Polymers
  • Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
  • Solid-State Photochemical Reactions
  • Stimuli-Responsive Materials
  • Structural Transformations
  • Polymorphism
  • Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Transformation
  • Photosalient Properties
  • Thermosalient Properties
  • Nonlinear Optical Properties
The submission deadline is May 31, 2024.

Organizing Editors

Prof. Jonathan W. Steed, Editor-in-Chief, Crystal Growth & Design
Durham University, United Kingdom

Prof. Sanjit Konar, Associate Editor, Crystal Growth & Design
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India

Prof. Leonard R. MacGillivray, Guest Editor
University of Iowa, United States

Prof. Mohammad Hedayetullah Mir, Guest Editor
Aliah University, India

Prof. Miki Hasegawa, Guest Editor
Aoyama-Gakuin University, Japan

Prof. Raghavender Medishetty, Guest Editor
Indian Institute of Technology, India

Prof. Goutam Kumar Kole, Guest Editor
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India

Prof. Jan Kazimierz Zaręba, Guest Editor
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland

Author Instructions

To learn more about how to submit your manuscript, visit the Crystal Growth & Design website. When you are ready to submit, please follow the steps below:

  • Log in to the ACS Paragon Plus submission site.
  • Choose Crystal Growth & Design.
  • Select your manuscript type, and, under "Special Issue Selection," choose "Honoring Professor Jagadese J. Vittal and his Contributions to Functional Molecular Crystals."

All manuscripts will undergo rigorous editorial peer review. Articles are published on a rolling basis in an issue of Crystal Growth & Design. Once the Virtual Special Issue is complete, all articles will be publicized as a collection, which will provide additional exposure for the work. For additional submission instructions, please see the Crystal Growth & Design Author Guidelines.

The submission deadline is May 31, 2024. If you have any general questions regarding submission to this Virtual Special Issue, please contact one of the organizing editors.

Open Access

There are diverse open-access options for publications in American Chemical Society journals. Please visit our Open Science Resource Center for more information.

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