"The interaction between crystallography and chemistry has been lively. It has been an active and stimulating exchange of ideas ever since the existence of crystals was noticed more than two millennia ago. This exchange has taken a new meaning after the discovery of X-ray diffraction and the determination of crystal structures, 100 years ago. Crystal engineering is the latest chapter of chemical crystallography and it has all the ingredients of a fundamental science with important practical applications in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals, separation and catalysis."

Professor G. R. Desiraju

main editor for chemistry and crystal engineering

S. A. BourneDepartment of Chemistry, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town 7701, South Africa (e-mail: susan.bourne@uct.ac.za)


M. EddaoudiAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center, 4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: mohamed.eddaoudi@kaust.edu.sa)
P. LightfootFormby, Liverpool, UK (e-mail: pl@st-andrews.ac.uk)
L. R. MacGillivrayDépartement de Chimie, Université de Sherbrooke, 2500 Boulevard de l'Université, Sherbrooke, Québec, J1K 2R1, Canada (e-mail: Leonard.MacGillivray2@USherbrooke.ca)
C.-Y. SuSchool of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China (e-mail: cesscy@mail.sysu.edu.cn)

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