Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.: Polyhedral Organic Microcrystals: From Cubes to Rhombic Dodecahedra



Polyhedral Organic Microcrystals: From Cubes to Rhombic Dodecahedra


Xiujuan Zhang,* Cheng Dong, Juan Antonio Zapien, Shafiq Ismathullakhan, Zhenhui Kang,Jiansheng Jie, Xiaohong Zhang,* Jack C. Chang, Chun-Sing Lee, and Shuit-Tong Lee*                 


Functional Nano & Soft Materials Laboratory, SooChow University (China)

Nano-Organic Photoelectronic Laboratory and Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic MaterialsTechnical Institute of Physics and Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)

Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Film (COSDAF) and Department of Physics and Materials ScienceCity University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (China)


A controlled synthesis results in high-symmetry small-molecular organic microcrystals with shapes that range from cubes through truncated cubes to rhombic dodecahedra (see picture). Morphological control was achieved by changes in solubility, which substantially alters the growth rate in the <100> direction relative to that in the <110> direction. Changes in morphology also lead to different optical properties of the crystals.



Editor: Danting Xiang


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