SCSC Transformations, MOFs, Structure reactivity, Solid-State.
Solid state reactions and structural transformations
The solid-state reactions and structural transformation has been an emerging
field in the broad areas of coordination chemistry. The areas of solid-state reactions and
structural transformations or commonly known as Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal
(SCSC) transformations under the crystal engineering concept have been rapidly
increasing due to its unique feature of structurally transformed newer materials, which
otherwise difficult to obtained by routine synthesis. These structural transformations are
accompanied by the change in physical properties such as color, magnetism, porosity,
luminescence, chirality etc. as well as change in coordination number, geometry and
Growth of solid-state reactions over the last two decades has been quite
remarkable. From a position of less than half a dozen active pioneer research groups
such as Coppens, Kitagawa, Suh, Vittal, Mac Gillivray et al. working in this areas upto
2010s, now a large number of group including some young scientists at the beginning of
their research career to some senior scientists across the globe has been involved in this area of solid-state structural transformation. In crystal engineering, the major phenomena which attract attention are (i) the designing of organic co-crystals
(multi-component system), extensively used in pharmaceutical industries, (ii)
single-crystal-to-single-crystal (SCSC) transformations which involve several bond
breaking and formation processes that leads to unusual products which may not be
easily feasible by routine synthetic methods and currently (iii) investigation of bending
properties of crystals as introduced by Desiraju et al. in hexachlorobenzene and further
extensively explored by Naumov and Reddy et al. about their mechanical properties. All
these features in crystal engineering are of high interest in the scientific community
This progress in the filed of solid-sate reactions and structural transformations
can be authenticated by their appearance in high impact journals with an impressive
frequency. The details of upsurge in quality and quantity of publications are shown
below. Undoubtedly the future of solid-state reaction is very bright.
(a) Year wise progress in the field of SCSC Transformations wrt Publications.
(b) Quality v/s No. of Publications (Including Reviews and Patents)
Thus, we would like to strongly recommend the session on Solid-state reaction and Structural transformations in ICCC 2018.