"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

G. R. DesirajuSolid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India (e-mail: gautam.desiraju@gmail.com)


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. MacGillivrayDepartment of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1294, USA (e-mail: len-macgillivray@uiowa.edu)
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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