articles in preparation for the special issue on Interplay of crystallography, spectroscopy and theoretical methods for solving chemical problems

Guest editors: Larry Falvello (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain; e-mail: and Alberto Albinati (Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy; e-mail:

1. RuII-hydride-trop complexes: X-ray single crystal determination and quantum chemical calculations

Gustavo Santiso-Quinones, Rafel Rodriguez-Lugo, Vittorio Sacchetti and Hansjorg Grutzmacher

2. Building 2D network from mixed-valence copper units held by acetone bridges

O. Hietsoi, A. S. Filatov and M. A. Petrukhina

3. Structure, magnetism and colour in simple bis(phosphine) nickel(II) dihalide complexes: an experimental and theoretical investigation

Madeleine Schultz, Philipp Plessow, Frank Rominger and Laura Weigel

4. Bis(1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoropentane-2,4-dionato)tetrakis(μ4-1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoropentane-2,2,4,4-tetraolato)copper(II)octatin(II): a prospective precursor for Cu-doped SnO2 films

Craig M. Lieberman, Alexander S. Filatov, Volodimir D. Vreshch and Evgeny V. Dikarev

5. A tale of hydrogen abstraction, initially detected via X-ray diffraction

Alice K. Hui, Chun-Hsing Chen, Adam M Terwilliger, Richard L. Lord and Kenneth G. Caulton

6. NMR diffusion: an update

Paul S. Pregosin

7. Powder diffraction: the cutting edge of crystallography

Robert B. Von Dreele