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Contributors to the Emerging Investigators Issue 2013

From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Viewpoint

Locked nucleic acid: tighter is different

This viewpoint briefly reviews the impact of Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) oligonucleotides, first described in a ChemComm paper in 1998. A number of unique applications in oligonucleotide biotechnology have been made possible by the high binding affinity and specificity of LNA, and these provide the main focus of the viewpoint.

Graphical abstract: Locked nucleic acid: tighter is different
From the themed collection: Viewpoints
Feature Article

Shape-persistent H-bonded macrocyclic aromatic pentamers

The latest advances on the design, synthesis, structure and function of shape-persistent H-bonded macrocycles are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Shape-persistent H-bonded macrocyclic aromatic pentamers
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Feature Article

Recent progress in research on anion-responsive pyrrole-based π-conjugated acyclic molecules

This article summarises recent progress in the study of acyclic oligopyrrole molecules that show anion-binding behaviours, focusing on dipyrrolyldiketone boron complexes.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in research on anion-responsive pyrrole-based π-conjugated acyclic molecules
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Feature Article

Expanding coordination chemistry from protein to protein assembly

Unique chemical properties of typical protein assemblies such as cages, tubes, and crystals are described in this review.

Graphical abstract: Expanding coordination chemistry from protein to protein assembly
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Feature Article

Ion-based materials comprising planar charged species

Materials comprising planar units have the propensity to form stacking assemblies with nanoscale architectures and intriguing properties.

Graphical abstract: Ion-based materials comprising planar charged species
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Feature Article

Not a molecule, not a polymer, not a substrate… the many faces of graphene as a chemical platform

How graphene chemical properties can be exploited to develop original science, innovative materials and new technological applications.

Graphical abstract: Not a molecule, not a polymer, not a substrate… the many faces of graphene as a chemical platform
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Dissociation and hierarchical assembly of chiral esters on metallic surfaces

Scanning tunnelling microscopy is used to investigate the reactivity of a chiral ester on metallic surfaces at the single molecule level.

Graphical abstract: Dissociation and hierarchical assembly of chiral esters on metallic surfaces
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Anionic porphyrin-grafted porous silicon nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy

Non-toxic porous silicon nanoparticles carry porphyrin covalently attached to their surface inside breast cancer cells for a more efficient photodynamic effect.

Graphical abstract: Anionic porphyrin-grafted porous silicon nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Ligand discrimination of myoglobin in solution: an iron L-edge X-ray absorption study of the active centre

Iron L-edge X-ray absorption spectra of the active centre of myoglobin in the met-form, in the reduced form and upon ligation to O2, CO, NO and CN are presented.

Graphical abstract: Ligand discrimination of myoglobin in solution: an iron L-edge X-ray absorption study of the active centre
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Microwave synthesis of Au–Rh core–shell nanoparticles and implications of the shell thickness in hydrogenation catalysis

A microwave-assisted heating method allows for the convenient and reproducible synthesis of defined Au–Rh core–shell metallic nanoparticles with tuneable shell thicknesses.

Graphical abstract: Microwave synthesis of Au–Rh core–shell nanoparticles and implications of the shell thickness in hydrogenation catalysis
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

A new two-dimensional oligothiophene end-capped with alkyl cyanoacetate groups for highly efficient solution-processed organic solar cells

A new two-dimensional molecule DCA3T(VT)BDT affords a highly efficient organic solar cell with a high power conversion efficiency of 4% and a high fill factor of up to 0.63.

Graphical abstract: A new two-dimensional oligothiophene end-capped with alkyl cyanoacetate groups for highly efficient solution-processed organic solar cells
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Enantioselective trapping of phosphoramidate ammonium ylides with imino esters for synthesis of 2,3-diaminosuccinic acid derivatives

A highly enantioselective trapping of protic phosphoramidate ammonium ylides with α-imino esters has been developed to provide 2,3-diaminosuccinic acid derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Enantioselective trapping of phosphoramidate ammonium ylides with imino esters for synthesis of 2,3-diaminosuccinic acid derivatives
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

The role of copper in catalytic performance of a Fe–Cu–Al–O catalyst for water gas shift reaction

Catalytic in situ studies using ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy suggested a strong Fe3O4–Cu interface interaction which promotes catalytic activity of water gas shift on Fe–Cu–Al–O catalyst upon pretreatment in H2 at 350 °C which exhibits an activity 40% higher than a physical mixture of Fe–Al–O and Cu–Al–O catalysts.

Graphical abstract: The role of copper in catalytic performance of a Fe–Cu–Al–O catalyst for water gas shift reaction
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Divergent reactivity of nitric oxide with metal–metal quintuple bonds

Reactions of NO with the quintuple bonded chromium and molybdenum amidinate dimers, respectively, gave dichromium nitrosyl nitrito amidinato complexes, and the quadruple bonded dimolybdenum nitrito amidinato species with a paddlewheel configuration.

Graphical abstract: Divergent reactivity of nitric oxide with metal–metal quintuple bonds
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Open Access Communication

Serum albumin enhances the membrane activity of ZnO nanoparticles

Serum albumin stabilizes the nanoscale size distribution of ZnO nanoparticles in aqueous dispersions by forming a protein corona around the particles. This in turn enhances the impact of these nanoparticles on the structure and morphology of lipid membranes.

Graphical abstract: Serum albumin enhances the membrane activity of ZnO nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Exploration of biosynthetic access to the shared precursor of the fusicoccane diterpenoid family

The shared precursor of the fusicoccane family of diterpenoids was microbially synthesized on a preparative scale employing engineered yeast.

Graphical abstract: Exploration of biosynthetic access to the shared precursor of the fusicoccane diterpenoid family
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Combinatorial ionic catch-and-release oligosaccharide synthesis (combi-ICROS)

A combinatorial ionic-liquid-supported “catch-and-release” strategy for oligosaccharide synthesis (combi-ICROS) is reported. A series of β-(1→6) glucan di-, tri- and tetra-saccharides were synthesized in one pot to showcase the versatility of the strategy.

Graphical abstract: Combinatorial ionic catch-and-release oligosaccharide synthesis (combi-ICROS)
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

X-ray excitable luminescent polymer dots doped with an iridium(III) complex

Cyclometalated iridium(III) complex-doped polymer dots were synthesized and shown to emit luminescence upon X-ray irradiation.

Graphical abstract: X-ray excitable luminescent polymer dots doped with an iridium(iii) complex
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Orthogonal self-assembly and selective solvent vapour annealing: simplified processing of a photovoltaic blend

Orthogonal self-assembly was exploited to optimize the nanoscale arrangement of the poorly organized phase of an acceptor in a photovoltaic blend, without affecting the ordered structures formed by the donor.

Graphical abstract: Orthogonal self-assembly and selective solvent vapour annealing: simplified processing of a photovoltaic blend
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Bridging π-coordination of pyrrole and indole over a PdI–PdI bond

π-Coordination of pyrrole or indole to a dinuclear PdI–PdI center is revealed. The dinuclear sandwich PdI–PdI complexes of pyrrole, N-methylpyrrole, or indole were synthesized and structurally characterized. Indole employs the carbons of the six-membered ring in bridging π-coordination to a PdI–PdI center.

Graphical abstract: Bridging π-coordination of pyrrole and indole over a PdI–PdI bond
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Crystal structure and carrier transport properties of a new semiconducting 2D coordination polymer with a 3,5-dimethylpiperidine dithiocarbamate ligand

A new semiconducting coordination polymer having an infinite 2D structure has been prepared.

Graphical abstract: Crystal structure and carrier transport properties of a new semiconducting 2D coordination polymer with a 3,5-dimethylpiperidine dithiocarbamate ligand
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Enhanced thermoelectric performance in TiNiSn-based half-Heuslers

Thermoelectric figures of merit, ZT > 0.5, have been obtained in arc-melted TiNiSn ingots containing excess Ni.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced thermoelectric performance in TiNiSn-based half-Heuslers
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Multicomponent self-sorting of a Pd7 molecular boat and its use in catalytic Knoevenagel condensation

A unique three-component self-assembly of a cis-blocked 90° Pd(II) acceptor with a mixture of tri- and tetra-imidazole donors led to the self-sorting of a Pd7 molecular boat, which was found to catalyse Knoevenagel condensations in aqueous media.

Graphical abstract: Multicomponent self-sorting of a Pd7 molecular boat and its use in catalytic Knoevenagel condensation
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Curcumin as an amyloid-indicator dye in E. coli

Curcumin is an amyloid-specific dye in E. coli and binds to curliated whole cells and isolated curli fibers.

Graphical abstract: Curcumin as an amyloid-indicator dye in E. coli
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Biomimetic cell-mediated three-dimensional assembly of halloysite nanotubes

Biomimetic architectural assembly of clay nanotube shells on yeast cells was demonstrated producing viable artificial hybrid inorganic-cellular structures (armoured cells). These modified cells were preserved for one generation resulting in the intact second generation of cells with delayed germination.

Graphical abstract: Biomimetic cell-mediated three-dimensional assembly of halloysite nanotubes
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Unraveling the local energetics of transport in a polymer ion conductor

Diffusion activation energy measurements provide sub-nm insights into water and proton transport dynamics in a hydrated conducting polymer.

Graphical abstract: Unraveling the local energetics of transport in a polymer ion conductor
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Multi-electron reduction facilitated by a trianionic pyridine(diimine) ligand

Reduction of Cp*2UI(THF) with KC8 in the presence of a pyridine(diimine) ligand (PDI) results in the formation of Cp*U(PDI)(THF), which features a triply reduced PDI ligand.

Graphical abstract: Multi-electron reduction facilitated by a trianionic pyridine(diimine) ligand
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Time-programmed helix inversion in phototunable liquid crystals

Helix inversion of cholesteric liquid crystals can be time-programmed by a judicious choice of molecular dopants.

Graphical abstract: Time-programmed helix inversion in phototunable liquid crystals
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

A family of simple benzene 1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) aromatic carboxylic acid hydrogels

Hydrogel forming family of benzene 1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) aromatic carboxylic acid derivatives exhibiting consistent gel formation through a pH trigger.

Graphical abstract: A family of simple benzene 1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) aromatic carboxylic acid hydrogels
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Donor–acceptor cyclopropanes with Lawesson's and Woollins' reagents: formation of bisthiophenes and unprecedented cage-like molecules

A method to convert furan-derived donor–acceptor cyclopropanes into bisthiophenes and unusual cage-like compounds by the action of Lawesson's reagent was developed.

Graphical abstract: Donor–acceptor cyclopropanes with Lawesson's and Woollins' reagents: formation of bisthiophenes and unprecedented cage-like molecules
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Controlled synthesis of non-epitaxially grown Pd@Ag core–shell nanocrystals of interesting optical performance

Pd@Ag core–shell nanocrystals are synthesized through a seed mediated method with Ag shells formed in a non-epitaxial growth manner.

Graphical abstract: Controlled synthesis of non-epitaxially grown Pd@Ag core–shell nanocrystals of interesting optical performance
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Controlled folding of a novel electroactive polyolefin via multiple sequential orthogonal intra-chain interactions

We report the synthesis of an electroactive polyolefin and demonstrate through SEC-MALS and DLS that this polymer can be folded in a controlled fashion using sequentially activated noncovalent and covalent intra-chain interactions.

Graphical abstract: Controlled folding of a novel electroactive polyolefin via multiple sequential orthogonal intra-chain interactions
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

N-Propargyloxycarbamate monosaccharides as metabolic chemical reporters of carbohydrate salvage pathways and protein glycosylation

N-propargylcarbamate monosaccharides display altered metabolic preferences as metabolic chemical reporters of mammalian glycosylation.

Graphical abstract: N-Propargyloxycarbamate monosaccharides as metabolic chemical reporters of carbohydrate salvage pathways and protein glycosylation
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Cyclotetraazocarbazole – a multichromic molecule

A macrocyclic multiphotochromic cyclotetraazocarbazole is presented showing a distinct color change upon irradiation, pH-change or change of temperature.

Graphical abstract: Cyclotetraazocarbazole – a multichromic molecule
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Divergent reaction pathways of tris(oxazolinyl)borato zinc and magnesium silyl compounds

A magnesium silyl and CO2 react to form a monomeric silanecarboxylate. The analogous reaction of a zinc silyl and CO2 affords a zinc formate, where the zinc silanecarboxylate is a kinetically plausible intermediate.

Graphical abstract: Divergent reaction pathways of tris(oxazolinyl)borato zinc and magnesium silyl compounds
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Aerobic oxidative N-dealkylation of tertiary amines in aqueous solution catalyzed by rhodium porphyrins

Aerobic oxidative N-dealkylation of a variety of aliphatic tertiary amines and anilines catalyzed by (TSPP)Rh(III) is achieved in aqueous solution using dioxygen as the sole oxidant.

Graphical abstract: Aerobic oxidative N-dealkylation of tertiary amines in aqueous solution catalyzed by rhodium porphyrins
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Designer nanojunctions: orienting shaped nanoparticles within polymer thin-film nanocomposites

We demonstrate a new method for assembling plasmonic materials by tailoring nanocrystal shape and surface chemistry to design specific nanojunctions.

Graphical abstract: Designer nanojunctions: orienting shaped nanoparticles within polymer thin-film nanocomposites
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Directed organization of gold nanoparticles in polymer coatings through infrared-assisted evaporative lithography

Infrared-assisted evaporative lithography (IRAEL) is presented as an emerging technology to direct the assembly of gold nanospheres (AuNSs) into large-scale superstructures within colloidal polymeric coatings.

Graphical abstract: Directed organization of gold nanoparticles in polymer coatings through infrared-assisted evaporative lithography
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Redox active aluminium(III) complexes convert CO2 into MgCO3 or CaCO3 in a synthetic cycle using Mg or Ca metal

Using concomitant redox and acid–base reactivity, conversion of CO2 into MgCO3 or CaCO3, via regenerable (IP)2Al(OH), is presented (IP = α-iminopyridine).

Graphical abstract: Redox active aluminium(iii) complexes convert CO2 into MgCO3 or CaCO3 in a synthetic cycle using Mg or Ca metal
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Surfactant controlled aggregation of conjugated polyelectrolytes

We investigate the interaction between conjugated polyelectrolytes and surfactants in solution and solid phases.

Graphical abstract: Surfactant controlled aggregation of conjugated polyelectrolytes
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Electric field-induced hole transport in copper(I) thiocyanate (CuSCN) thin-films processed from solution at room temperature

Hole transport is observed in thin-film transistors based on copper(I) thiocyanate (CuSCN) processed from solution at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Electric field-induced hole transport in copper(i) thiocyanate (CuSCN) thin-films processed from solution at room temperature
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Light-induced stereospecific intramolecular [2+2]-cycloaddition of atropisomeric 3,4-dihydro-2-pyridones

Atropisomeric 3,4-dihydro-2-pyridones undergo stereospecific [2+2]-photocycloaddition in solution with high stereoselectivity (ee >98% and de >96%) in the product.

Graphical abstract: Light-induced stereospecific intramolecular [2+2]-cycloaddition of atropisomeric 3,4-dihydro-2-pyridones
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Four-electron reduction of dioxygen catalysed by dinuclear cobalt complexes bridged by bis(terpyridyl)anthracene

We have prepared dinuclear cobalt complexes 1 and 2 linked in a co-facial configuration by bis(terpyridyl)anthracene as catalysts for chemical and electrochemical four-electron reductions of dioxygen.

Graphical abstract: Four-electron reduction of dioxygen catalysed by dinuclear cobalt complexes bridged by bis(terpyridyl)anthracene
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Hydrometallation-asymmetric conjugate addition: application to complex molecule synthesis

This manuscript demonstrates that alkenes undergo hydrometallation-conjugate addition processes to give natural products and functionalized steroid derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Hydrometallation-asymmetric conjugate addition: application to complex molecule synthesis
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Artificial repressors for controlling gene expression in bacteria

Expression of transcription activator-like effectors (TALEs) can be used to regulate Escherichia coli gene expression via inhibition of transcription events.

Graphical abstract: Artificial repressors for controlling gene expression in bacteria
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

π-Core tailoring for new high performance thieno(bis)imide based n-type molecular semiconductors

The synthesis and characterization of two thieno(bis)imide based n-type molecular semiconductors with electron mobilities of up to 0.3 cm2 V−1 s−1 are described.

Graphical abstract: π-Core tailoring for new high performance thieno(bis)imide based n-type molecular semiconductors
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Intracellular nitric oxide delivery from stable NO-polymeric nanoparticle carriers

The encapsulation of S-nitrosoglutathione into polymeric nanoparticles substantially improves NO stability in aqueous media without affecting the efficacy of intracellular delivery.

Graphical abstract: Intracellular nitric oxide delivery from stable NO-polymeric nanoparticle carriers
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

A gold(III) porphyrin complex as an anti-cancer candidate to inhibit growth of cancer-stem cells

A cytotoxic gold(III) complex of meso-tetraphenylporphyrin ([Au(TPP)]Cl, denoted gold-1a) blocks the self-renewal ability of cancer stem-like cells and shows appealing safety pharmacological profiles in rodents.

Graphical abstract: A gold(iii) porphyrin complex as an anti-cancer candidate to inhibit growth of cancer-stem cells
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Computational insights on the mechanism of the catalytic hydrogenation with BINAP–diamine–Ru complexes: the role of base and origin of selectivity

The catalytic features of the BINAP–diamine–Ru trio uncovered at the molecular level.

Graphical abstract: Computational insights on the mechanism of the catalytic hydrogenation with BINAP–diamine–Ru complexes: the role of base and origin of selectivity
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Rhodium-catalyzed cysteine modification with diazo reagents

A simple rhodium(II) complex catalyzes cysteine modification with diazo reagents.

Graphical abstract: Rhodium-catalyzed cysteine modification with diazo reagents
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

The unexpected and facile molybdenum mediated formation of tri- and tetracyclic pentathiepins from pyrazine-alkynes and sulfur

Reported is a novel family of pentathiepino-pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrazine derivatives formed by the reaction of alkynyl-substituted heterocyclic precursors with elemental sulfur in the presence of molybdenum oxo bis-tetrasulfide under very mild conditions.

Graphical abstract: The unexpected and facile molybdenum mediated formation of tri- and tetracyclic pentathiepins from pyrazine-alkynes and sulfur
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

A multimodal, β-amyloid-targeted contrast agent

A multimodal, β-amyloid-targeted contrast agent was synthesized that interacts with β-amyloid aggregates producing changes in relaxation rate and fluorescence emission.

Graphical abstract: A multimodal, β-amyloid-targeted contrast agent
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

A disulfide-linked conjugate of ferrocenyl chalcone and silicon(IV) phthalocyanine as an activatable photosensitiser

A novel disulfide-linked ferrocenyl phthalocyanine has been prepared which is activated by dithiothreitol resulting in enhanced fluorescence emission, singlet oxygen production and in vitro photocytotoxicity.

Graphical abstract: A disulfide-linked conjugate of ferrocenyl chalcone and silicon(iv) phthalocyanine as an activatable photosensitiser
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Effective phosphorescence quenching in borylated PtII ppy-type phosphors and their application as I ion sensors in aqueous medium

The first example of I ion sensors using borylated-PtII phosphors was reported showing high sensitivity and selectivity in aqueous medium.

Graphical abstract: Effective phosphorescence quenching in borylated PtII ppy-type phosphors and their application as I− ion sensors in aqueous medium
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Synthesis and structure of a hydrogenated zinc hemiporphyrazine

A zinc hemiporphyrazine exhibits reversible hydrogenation chemistry that may enable future applications in hemiporphyrazine-based catalysts and/or hydrogen storage devices.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and structure of a hydrogenated zinc hemiporphyrazine
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

The tandem intermolecular hydroalkoxylation/claisen rearrangement

The Au(I)-catalyzed intermolecular hydroalkoxylation of alkynes with allylic alcohols to provide allyl vinyl ethers that subsequently undergo Claisen rearrangement is reported.

Graphical abstract: The tandem intermolecular hydroalkoxylation/claisen rearrangement
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Stereoselective synthesis of aminoindanols via an efficient cascade aza-Michael–aldol reaction

An efficient organocatalyzed aza-Michael–aldol cascade strategy for the synthesis of a variety of 3-amino-1-indanols has been developed.

Graphical abstract: Stereoselective synthesis of aminoindanols via an efficient cascade aza-Michael–aldol reaction
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Reactions of a tungsten–germylyne complex with alcohols and arylaldehydes

Germylyne complex Cp*(CO)2W[triple bond, length as m-dash]GeC(SiMe3)3 reacted with two molecules of arylaldehydes to give base-stabilised alkoxy(germylene) complexes via C–H bond activation and hydrogermylation.

Graphical abstract: Reactions of a tungsten–germylyne complex with alcohols and arylaldehydes
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Vibrational spectroscopic observation of ice dewetting on MgO(001)

Specific hydroxyl vibrations of the water monolayer on MgO(001) allowed the dewetting of ice to be probed by vibrational spectroscopies.

Graphical abstract: Vibrational spectroscopic observation of ice dewetting on MgO(001)
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Internal Lewis acid assisted ureas: tunable hydrogen bond donor catalysts

The strategic incorporation of Lewis acids on urea scaffolds yields tunable hydrogen bond donor catalysts benefiting from enhanced activity.

Graphical abstract: Internal Lewis acid assisted ureas: tunable hydrogen bond donor catalysts
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Sulfidated TiO2 nanotubes: A potential 3D cathode material for Li-ion micro batteries

This work presents a novel approach for synthesizing self-supported TiOxSy nanotubes as a potential cathode material for 3D Li-ion microbatteries.

Graphical abstract: Sulfidated TiO2 nanotubes: A potential 3D cathode material for Li-ion micro batteries
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Batch to flow deoxygenation using visible light photoredox catalysis

Mild and efficient deoxygenation protocol for primary and secondary alcohols with exceptional functional group tolerance.

Graphical abstract: Batch to flow deoxygenation using visible light photoredox catalysis
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Formal γ-alkynylation of ketones via Pd-catalyzed C–C cleavage

A direct Pd-catalyzed coupling of tert-cyclobutanols and bromoacetylenes via C–C cleavage gives access to rather elusive γ-alkynylated ketones.

Graphical abstract: Formal γ-alkynylation of ketones via Pd-catalyzed C–C cleavage
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

A colorimetric logic gate based on free gold nanoparticles and the coordination strategy between melamine and mercury ions

A colorimetric logic gate based on free gold nanoparticles is presented with melamine and Hg2+, as well as its colorimetric detection of Hg2+ with good selectivity and sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: A colorimetric logic gate based on free gold nanoparticles and the coordination strategy between melamine and mercury ions
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Synthesis, structure and reactivity of cyclopropenyl-1-ylidene stabilized S(II), Se(II) and Te(II) mono- and dications

The syntheses and structural characterization of carbene-stabilized chalcogen centred mono- and dications employing a reverse electron demand onio-substitutent transfer strategy are reported.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structure and reactivity of cyclopropenyl-1-ylidene stabilized S(ii), Se(ii) and Te(ii) mono- and dications
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Comparison of the predictive performance of the Bell–Evans, Taylor-expansion and statistical-mechanics models of mechanochemistry

Two simple models yield usefully accurate extrapolations of the kinetic stability of cyclobutene and cyclopropane moieties in a stretched polymer from strain-free parameters.

Graphical abstract: Comparison of the predictive performance of the Bell–Evans, Taylor-expansion and statistical-mechanics models of mechanochemistry
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Schischkiniin support studies: synthetic access to 1,1′-bisindoles

Diallylated hydrazobenzenes undergo two simultaneous Mori–Ban cyclizations, providing the first general synthetic route to 1,1′-bisindoles.

Graphical abstract: Schischkiniin support studies: synthetic access to 1,1′-bisindoles
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

A Ni@ZrO2 nanocomposite for ethanol steam reforming: enhanced stability via strong metal–oxide interaction

This communication describes the rational design of a highly active and stable Ni@ZrO2 nanocomposite for catalytic hydrogen production via steam reforming of ethanol.

Graphical abstract: A Ni@ZrO2 nanocomposite for ethanol steam reforming: enhanced stability via strong metal–oxide interaction
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2013
Communication

Rapid synthesis of oligomannosides with orthogonally protected monosaccharides

Synthesis of mannose building blocks with orthogonal protection leads to formation of linear/branched tri-, penta- and heptasaccharides.

Graphical abstract: Rapid synthesis of oligomannosides with orthogonally protected monosaccharides
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Welcome to the ChemComm Emerging Investigators Issue 2013. This is the third edition of this themed collection and is dedicated to internationally recognised, up-and-coming scientists from around the globe.

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