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Crystal Engineering
June 10-15, 2012
Waterville Valley Resort
Waterville Valley, NH

Related Meeting Information
The Crystal Engineering Gordon Research Conference was held in conjunction with the Crystal Engineering Gordon Research Seminar. Please refer to the Crystal Engineering GRS web page for more information.

The 2012 GRC on Crystal Engineering follows the highly successful first ever GRC on Crystal Engineering (2010) which had over 160 international participants. The 2012 Crystal Engineering GRC will also include a new and exciting Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) in which only students and postdocs may present or lead discussions. Both the GRC and GRS on Crystal Engineering provide a forum for the discussion of the current state of the art of this rapidly evolving, highly interdisciplinary field, to identify and debate open questions, and to point out new and promising research directions.

Crystal engineering is the design and synthesis of functional solid-state structures (e.g., new organic molecular crystals and metal-organic co-ordination polymers and framework solids (MOFs)), based on a bottom-up approach from smaller building blocks such as neutral organic molecules, and organic or inorganic ions. Typical design strategies use hydrogen bonds and coordination bonds, which define sub-structural units that are called respectively, supramolecular synthons and secondary building units. This subject cuts across the traditional divisions of organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry, making for a very eclectic blend of ideas, techniques, and strategies.

This GRC and the accompanying GRS will provide a forum for the discussion of the current state of the art of this rapidly evolving, highly interdisciplinary field, will identify and debate open questions, and will point out new promising research directions. These conferences will bring together experts with a diverse background and will consist of the following sessions:

  • Nanocrystals
  • Nucleation, Crystal Growth, and Solid State Reactivity
  • Polymorphism and Crystal Structure Prediction
  • Functional Porous Materials
  • Magnetism and Conductivity
  • Design, Synthesis, and Properties of Co-crystals
  • Industrial Applications of Crystal Engineering
  • Coordination Polymers
  • Halogen Halogen and Other Weak Interactions

Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmNanocrystals
Discussion Leader: Anja Mudring (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmHelmut Coelfen (Universität Konstanz)
"High Resolution Nanocrystal Analysis by Analytical Ultracentrifugation"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmChristoph Janiak (Universität Freiburg)
"'Naked' Metal Nanoparticles in Ionic Liquids"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNucleation, Crystal Growth, and Solid State Reactivity
Discussion Leader: Peter Vekilov (University of Houston)
9:00 am - 9:40 amJennifer Swift (Georgetown University)
"Directing Crystal Nucleation and Growth at Interfaces"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amLia Addadi (Weizmann Institute of Science)
"Guanine-Crystal Based Multilayer Reflectors in Fish"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMiguel Garcia Garibay (University of California - Los Angeles)
"Reaction Mechanisms and Absolute Kinetics in Solid State Photoreactions with the Help of Nanocrystals"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPolymorphism and Crystal Structure Prediction
Discussion Leader: Maryjane Tremayne (University of Birmingham)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmJoel Bernstein (New York University - Abu Dhabi)
"Polymorphism and Crystal Structure Prediction - Where Are We Now?"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmGautam Desiraju (Indian Institute of Science)
"Polymorphism: In the Context of the Structural Landscape"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmFunctional Porous Materials
Discussion Leader: J.J. Vittal (National University of Singapore)
9:00 am - 9:40 amLee Cronin (University of Glasgow)
"Assembly of Redox-Active Frameworks from Polyoxometalate Building Blocks"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amArunachalam Ramanan (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)
"Crystal Engineering of Polyoxomolybdate-based Metal Organic Solids"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmShengqian Ma (University of South Florida)
"Metal-MetalloPorphyrin Frameworks (MMPFs) as Functional Porous Materials: Challenges and Opportunities"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMagnetism and Conductivity
Discussion Leader: John Schlueter (Argonne National Laboratory)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmMarc Fourmigué (Université Rennes)
"Organic Metals: Basic Building Principles and Applications to Chiral Conductors"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmHiroshi Yamamoto (Institute for Molecular Science)
"Crystal Engineering of Molecular Conductors by Halogen-Bonded Network"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmDesign, Synthesis and Properties of Co-Crystals
Discussion Leader: Alicia Beatty (University of Missouri - St. Louis)
9:00 am - 9:40 amNair Rodriguez-Hornedo (University of Michigan)
"Customizing Co-Crystal Solubility and Thermodynamic Stability via Solution Phase Chemistry"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amSusan Bourne (University of Cape Town)
"The Role of Co-Crystals in Engineering Improved Properties"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmFabrizia Grepioni (Universitá Di Bologna)
"Ionic Co-Crystals: What's in a Name?"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmIndustrial Applications of Crystal Engineering
Discussion Leader: Susan Reutzel-Edens (Eli Lilly and Co. - Lilly Research Lab)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmLuisa De Cola (Universität Münster)
"Luminescent Soft and Hard Nanostructures: Properties and Applications"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmBill Jones (University of Cambridge)
"Applying Crystal Engineering to Solid Form Development Issues in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Progress and Issues"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCoordination Polymers
Discussion Leader: Adam Matzger (University of Michigan)
9:00 am - 9:40 amJing Li (Rutgers University)
"Crystal Engineering at the Inorganic-Organic Interface: Construction of a New Family of Hybrid Polymers via Coordinate Bonds"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amKumar Biradha (Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur)
"Hydrogen Bonded Coordination Polymers and Gels: Guest, Anion, and Cation Exchange Dynamics"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmStuart Batten (Monash University)
"Multifunctional Supramolecular Nanoballs with Coordination Polymer-Like Behavior"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHalogen Halogen and Other Weak Interactions
Discussion Leader: T.N. Guru Row (Indian Institute of Science)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmPierangelo Metrangolo (Politecnico di Milano)
"Orthogonal Hydrogen and Halogen Bonds in Crystal Engineering"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmJane Murray (CleveTheoComp LLC) and Peter Politzer (University of New Orleans)
"An Overview of Halogen Bonding and Other s-Hole Interactions"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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