Crystal engineers need an understanding of bonding theory, computational chemistry, applied spectroscopy, structural methods, synthesis strategies, and applications of custom-designed solids. This book contains chapters on all these topics, written by internationally recognized experts, plus contributions from leading researchers in the field.
Preface. Crystal Engineering: A Case Study; K.R. Seddon. The Chemical Bond in Molecules and Solids; R.M. Lynden-Bell. Intermolecular Forces: Their Origin, Strength and Significance; A.D. Buckingham. Molecular Mechanics and Crystal Engineering; C.B. Aakeröy, R.E. Boyett. Developing a Semiempirical Method; J.J.P. Steward, A.C. Stewart. Ab initio Calculations: A User's Guide; T.A. Evans. Computational Studies of Molecular Recognition from Alkane Dimers to Protein-Ligand Complexes; W.L. Jorgensen, et al. Crystal Growth: From the Classical to Molecular Description; N. Blagden. Chemical Crystallography in Crystal Engineering; R.D. Robers. The Heart of the Matter: Spectroscopy with Neutrons; J. Tomkinson. Applications of Solid State NMR Spectroscopy to the Study of Crystalline Materials; J.A. Ripmeester, C.I. Ratcliffe. Thermal Properties of Materials; M.A. White. Orientationally Disordered Solids; R.M. Lynden-Bell. Hydrogen-bonding in Solids: Some Strategies and Aspects of Crystal Engineering; C.B. Aakeröy. Polymorphism and Pseudopolymorphism in Organic Crystals: A Cambridge Structural Database Study; J.A.R.P. Sarma, G.R. Desiraju. Molecular Recognition: Synthetic Approaches to Artificial Receptors; E. Fan, A.D. Hamilton. Crystal Engineering Based on Diffraction Studies of Supramolecular Compounds; J.L. Atwood. Coordination Polymers; M.J. Zaworotko. Chemically Engineering the Metallic, Insulating and Superconducting States of Matter; P.P. Edwards. Multi-sublattice (Intergrowth) Structures and the Design of Functional Solids; P. Coppens. Crystal Design in Zeolite Synthesis; D.E.W. Vaughan. Crystal Engineering: A Bibliography; K.R. Seddon. Afterword; R.M. Lynden-Bell. Index.
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