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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Crystal Engineering - P108004
Title: Krystalové inženýrství
Guaranteed by: Department of Solid State Chemistry (108)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2020
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Krupičková Pojarová Michaela Ing. Ph.D.
Annotation -
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The aim of these lectures is to inform students about basics of crystal engineering and its possible application. The seminar starts with introduction to non-covalent interactions and also summarises analytical methods used in crystal engineering. Further topics which are discussed during the seminar are: reactions in solid state, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and their application in gas or drug storage, and application of non-covalent interactions in design of novel materials (e.g., cocrystals, salts, coordination polymers) for industry.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able:

  • to analyse non-covalent interactions present in crystal structures
  • to design possible non-covalent interactions between two compounds
Literature -
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R. Tiekink, Edward R. T. and Vittal, Jagadese J. (2006): Frontiers in Crystal Engineering, Jonh Wiley & Sons Ltd., England;

R. Braga, Dario and Grepioni, Fabrizia (2007): Making Crystals by Design, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., KGaA;

R. Desiraju, Gautam R., Vital, Jagadese J., Ramanan Arunachalam (2011): Crystal Engineering: A textbook, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Syllabus -
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1. Introduction to crystal engineering.

2. Non-covalent interactions.

3. CSD and Programs for investigation of non-covalent interactions.

4. Computational Crystal structure prediction.

5. Analytical methods in CE.

6. Solvent-free reactions.

7. Pharmaceutical cocrystals and polymorphs.

8. Application of crystal engineering

Course completion requirements -
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Oral exam and short lecture (20min) on chosen topic.