This themed series assembled a selection of papers which presented some of the current research efforts defining the subject of “Chemical Crystallography”.
Series Guest Editor, Michael Hursthouse shares his thoughts on how this area has developed:
Looking back to the late 60’s and early 70’s, and the start of my own independent career, it was clear that the young crystallographers of my generation, helped by some very skilled mentors and experts, were really at the forefront of what became a” Chemical Crystallography” revolution, with crystal structure analysis feeding back fundamental information into synthetic organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry research. Since that time, the integration of the two fundamental subjects of chemistry, in its broadest sense, and crystallography has created a focussed multidisciplinary area, aided and abetted by consistent and continuing technique and instrumental developments.
Editor: Prof Michael B Hursthouse