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ISSN: 2053-2296

December 2020 issue

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Cover illustration: To develop more crystalline chemical sensors for the selective detection of Fe3+, two novel two-dimensional (2D) coordination polymers of naphthalene-2,6-di­carb­oxy­lic acid have been prepared using solvothermal methods, one of which exhibits highly selective sensing for the Fe3+ ion. See Zuo, Yang, Chen, Xue & Zhang [Acta Cryst. (2020), C76, 1076-1084].

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The first investigation of a chalcone derivative as an inhibitor for COVID-19 by a mol­ecular docking study toward a possible drug for COVID-19 is reported. Single-crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analyses confirmed the stacked packing in the chalcone.

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Pyrrolo­quinoline quinone (PQQ) is an important cofactor of calcium- and lanthanide-dependent alcohol de­hydrogenases. The crystal structure of a Ca–PQQ com­plex (Ca3PQQ2·13H2O) is reported for the first time outside a protein environment.

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An achiral tetrapeptide forms hydrogen bonds in all crystal directions. One peptide molecule is directly hydrogen bonded to five others and via water mol­ecules to another six.

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A novel polyoxomolybdate with a diprotonated porphyrin as counter-cation is reported. The compound shows a red photoluminescence emission in N,N-di­methyl­formamide (DMF) solution.

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The crystal structure of CsNa2Sm2(BO3)(PO4)2 is reported, together with its orange-light-emitting properties with an optimized Sm3+ concentration by doping with a Gd3+ com­ponent.

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To develop more crystalline chemical sensors for the selective detection of Fe3+, two novel two-dimensional (2D) coordination polymers of naphthalene-2,6-di­carb­oxy­lic acid have been prepared using solvothermal methods, one of which exhibits highly selective sensing for the Fe3+ ion.

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Six synthetic analogs of (−)-epigallocatechin gallate sharing a common tetra­lindiol dibenzoate core were synthesized and fully characterized.

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Bis(3-fluoro­cyclo­butyl­ammonium) tetra­iodido­plumbate(VI) is a two-dimensional lead iodide perovskite with an experimental band gap Eg of 2.44 eV.

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The crystal structures of the potent anti­biotics albofungin and its chlorinated analogue chloro­albofungin have been determined after their isolation from Streptomyces chrestomyceticus. The N-amino­quinolone mol­ecular arrangement, regiochemistry of chloro substitution and absolute stereochemistry at three chiral centres of the xanthone rings (10S, 13R and 19R) are confirmed and their supra­molecular assemblies are com­pared, which show 2D rather than 3D isostructurality.

Special and virtual issues

Acta Crystallographica Section C has recently published special issues on

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NMR Crystallography (March 2017)

Scorpionates: a golden anniversary (November 2016)

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