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Themed collection Most downloaded articles of 2017: Organic and Biological Chemistry

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Open Access Feature Article

The use of carboxylic acids as traceless directing groups for regioselective C–H bond functionalisation

This feature article focuses on the use of carboxylic acids as traceless directing groups and the application of this concept to achieve regiochemical control in organic chemistry.

Graphical abstract: The use of carboxylic acids as traceless directing groups for regioselective C–H bond functionalisation
Open Access Feature Article

Stereospecific functionalizations and transformations of secondary and tertiary boronic esters

This feature article discusses the range of stereospecific transformations available to enantioenriched boronic esters, and their applications in synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Stereospecific functionalizations and transformations of secondary and tertiary boronic esters
Feature Article

Quantifying and understanding the steric properties of N-heterocyclic carbenes

This Feature Article presents and discusses the use of different methods to quantify and explore the steric impact of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands.

Graphical abstract: Quantifying and understanding the steric properties of N-heterocyclic carbenes
Open Access Feature Article

Polymers from sugars: cyclic monomer synthesis, ring-opening polymerisation, material properties and applications

This feature article gives an overview of sugar-based polymers that can be made by ring-opening-polymerisation and their applications.

Graphical abstract: Polymers from sugars: cyclic monomer synthesis, ring-opening polymerisation, material properties and applications
Feature Article

Rigidification or interaction-induced phosphorescence of organic molecules

This feature article presents the principles and most recent examples of organic molecules in which long lived and highly intense room-temperature phosphorescence is switched on by rigidification of the matrix in a crystal or in a polymer or by interaction with other molecules.

Graphical abstract: Rigidification or interaction-induced phosphorescence of organic molecules
Open Access Feature Article

Synthesis of fully arylated (hetero)arenes

This article reports the synthesis of fully arylated (hetero)arenes and categorizes this emerging topic by the type of (hetero)arene core and the type of chemistry employed to install the (hetero)aryl substituents.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of fully arylated (hetero)arenes
Open Access Feature Article

Properties and emerging applications of mechanically interlocked ligands

We discuss the properties and potential future applications in catalysis, sensing and materials of ligands based on mechanically interlocked molecules.

Graphical abstract: Properties and emerging applications of mechanically interlocked ligands
Open Access Communication

Modular synthesis of thirty lead-like scaffolds suitable for CNS drug discovery

A modular synthetic approach was developed that yielded thirty diverse lead-like scaffolds suitable for CNS drug discovery.

Graphical abstract: Modular synthesis of thirty lead-like scaffolds suitable for CNS drug discovery
Communication

Room-temperature synthesis of core–shell structured magnetic covalent organic frameworks for efficient enrichment of peptides and simultaneous exclusion of proteins

Core–shell structured Fe3O4@COFs were synthesized and used as a new absorbent for efficient enrichment of peptides and simultaneous exclusion of proteins.

Graphical abstract: Room-temperature synthesis of core–shell structured magnetic covalent organic frameworks for efficient enrichment of peptides and simultaneous exclusion of proteins
Open Access Communication

Glucose selective bis-boronic acid click-fluor

Four novel bis-boronic acid compounds were synthesised via copper catalysed azide–alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) reactions.

Graphical abstract: Glucose selective bis-boronic acid click-fluor
From the themed collection: Chemosensors and Molecular Logic
Communication

From 2-methylimidazole to 1,2,3-triazole: a topological transformation of ZIF-8 and ZIF-67 by post-synthetic modification

We report the first examples of the simultaneous non-assisted replacement of ligands and the conversion of topology in MOFs by applying the PSM approach.

Graphical abstract: From 2-methylimidazole to 1,2,3-triazole: a topological transformation of ZIF-8 and ZIF-67 by post-synthetic modification
Open Access Communication

Bio-orthogonal “click-and-release” donation of caged carbonyl sulfide (COS) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S)

The inverse-electron demand Diels–Alder (IEDDA) click reaction between thiocarbamate-functionalized trans-cyclooctenes and tetrazines provides a new strategy for bio-orthogonal COS/H2S delivery.

Graphical abstract: Bio-orthogonal “click-and-release” donation of caged carbonyl sulfide (COS) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S)
Communication

A soluble conjugated porous organic polymer: efficient white light emission in solution, nanoparticles, gel and transparent thin film

A multifunctional, solution processable, ultramicroporous polymer employed for white light emission in solution, nanoparticles, a gel and a transparent thin film.

Graphical abstract: A soluble conjugated porous organic polymer: efficient white light emission in solution, nanoparticles, gel and transparent thin film
Open Access Communication

Green and highly efficient synthesis of perylene and naphthalene bisimides in nothing but water

A green one-pot hydrothermal route quantitatively generates high-purity fluorescence bisimide dyes without the need for catalysts or organic solvents.

Graphical abstract: Green and highly efficient synthesis of perylene and naphthalene bisimides in nothing but water
Communication

Coupling of C(sp3)–H bonds with C(sp2)–O electrophiles: mild, general and selective

The general coupling of amine/ether C(sp3)–H bonds with alkenyl/(hetero)aryl C–O electrophiles is reported with high selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Coupling of C(sp3)–H bonds with C(sp2)–O electrophiles: mild, general and selective
Communication

Catalyst-free N-methylation of amines using CO2

In this study, we have developed a catalyst-free N-methylation of amines to prepare numerous methylamines using CO2 as a methyl source, utilizing 2 eq. PhSiH3 as the reductant.

Graphical abstract: Catalyst-free N-methylation of amines using CO2
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About this collection

We are delighted to present a collection showcasing some of the most downloaded   ChemComm  articles of 2017. This provides an easy way to quickly access the most important papers published in  ChemComm  this year. These articles highlight exciting and impactful research across a broad range of subject areas, consisting of analytical chemistry, catalysis, energy, inorganic chemistry, materials science, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. We hope you enjoy reading this collection!

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