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Review Article Volume 5 Issue 2

Crystal Engineering: A Brief for the Beginners

Partha Pratim Bag1* and Sumit Popat Mane2

1Department of Chemistry, SRM University Sikkim, Sikkim-737102, India
2Bhagalpur College of Engineering, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar-813210, India

*Corresponding Author: Partha Pratim Bag, Department of Chemistry, SRM University Sikkim, Sikkim, India. E-mail:

Received: January 06, 2021; Published: January 28, 2021



Crystals are formed by aggregation of molecules in solution. This phenomenon encourages several questions. Among them few are, how do these aggregations happen to form crystals? Why do same molecules adopt more than one crystal structure? Why does solvent occupy some crystal structures? How does crystal structure can be designed with a specified coordination of molecules and/or ions with a specified property? What are the relationships between crystal structures and properties, for molecular crystals? At present several queries are being resolved by the crystal engineering community; a larger community constructed by organic, inorganic and physical chemists, crystallographers and solid-state scientists. This article provides brief idea to provide a basic introduction to crystal engineering and this fascinating and important subject that has moved from the fringes into the mainstream of chemistry.

Keywords: Chemistry; Crystals; X-ray



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Citation: Partha Pratim Bag and Sumit Popat Mane. “Crystal Engineering: A Brief for the Beginners". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 5.2 (2020): 46-50.


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