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Themed collection Most cited Features from 2016, 2017

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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
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C–H functionalization by high-valent Cp*Co(III) catalysis

Significant progress has been accomplished in directed C–H functionalization through the use of earth-abundant and inexpensive first-row transition metals.

Graphical abstract: C–H functionalization by high-valent Cp*Co(iii) catalysis
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
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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
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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

Long range electrostatic forces in ionic liquids

Experimental evidence for long range surface forces in ionic liquids is collated and examined, key outstanding questions are identified, and possible mechanisms underpinning these long range forces are explored.

Graphical abstract: Long range electrostatic forces in ionic liquids
From the themed collection: Commemorating Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
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Biological and related applications of pillar[n]arenes

This review article summarizes the advance of pillar[n]arene chemistry in terms of its application in biological and related fields.

Graphical abstract: Biological and related applications of pillar[n]arenes
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
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 Feature Article

Fluorescent glycoprobes: a sweet addition for improved sensing

We highlight recent progress from our labs for the development of fluorescent glycoprobes for sensing ions/lectins and targeted detection of intracellular species, including the construction of their 2D material composites for targeted fluorescence imaging and theranostics.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent glycoprobes: a sweet addition for improved sensing
From the themed collection: Chemosensors and Molecular Logic
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Atomic and molecular layer deposition: off the beaten track

ALD archetype and deviations from it.

Graphical abstract: Atomic and molecular layer deposition: off the beaten track
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Open Access Feature Article

Beyond methylammonium lead iodide: prospects for the emergent field of ns2 containing solar absorbers

In this review we look beyond CH3NH3PbI3 to other ns2 containing solar absorbers, with the aim of identifying those materials likely to achieve high efficiencies.

Graphical abstract: Beyond methylammonium lead iodide: prospects for the emergent field of ns2 containing solar absorbers
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Efficient complexation between pillar[5]arenes and neutral guests: from host–guest chemistry to functional materials

This feature article covers the molecular recognition of pillar[5]arenes and neutral guests, and its application in making supramolecular structures, polymers and functional materials.

Graphical abstract: Efficient complexation between pillar[5]arenes and neutral guests: from host–guest chemistry to functional materials
From the themed collection: Host–guest chemistry
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Halogen bonding anion recognition

The development of solution-based anion receptor molecules which exploit halogen bonding interactions is an emerging area of research. This Feature Article reviews recent advances which have been made in this rapidly developing field, surveying the use of iodoperfluoroarene, haloimidazolium and halotriazole/triazolium halogen-bond-donor motifs in anion receptor design and describing the application of mechanically interlocked rotaxane and catenane frameworks as halogen bonding anion host systems.

Graphical abstract: Halogen bonding anion recognition
From the themed collection: In celebration of Paul Beer’s 60th Birthday
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Towards medicinal mechanochemistry: evolution of milling from pharmaceutical solid form screening to the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)

Development of mechanochemistry for API synthesis and pharmaceutical solid form screening signals the emergence of medicinal mechanochemistry – a discipline at the interface of medicinal chemistry and sustainable synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Towards medicinal mechanochemistry: evolution of milling from pharmaceutical solid form screening to the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)
From the themed collection: Most cited Features from 2016, 2017
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Rational control of nano-scale metal-catalysts for biomass conversion

This feature article discusses the rational control of nano-scale metal catalysts for catalytic biomass transformation.

Graphical abstract: Rational control of nano-scale metal-catalysts for biomass conversion
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Rhodium-catalyzed annulation of arenes with alkynes through weak chelation-assisted C–H activation

This feature article reviews the recent achievements of rhodium-catalyzed annulation of arenes with alkynes through weak chelation-assisted C–H activation, which sets a stage for the synthesis of diverse appealing polycyclic compounds.

Graphical abstract: Rhodium-catalyzed annulation of arenes with alkynes through weak chelation-assisted C–H activation
From the themed collection: Most cited Features from 2016, 2017
Open Access Feature Article

Experimental investigation of anion–π interactions – applications and biochemical relevance

Anion–π interactions, intuitively repulsive forces, turned from controversial to a well-established non-covalent interaction over the past quarter of a century.

Graphical abstract: Experimental investigation of anion–π interactions – applications and biochemical relevance
From the themed collection: Most cited Features from 2016, 2017
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Semiconductor and carbon-based fluorescent nanodots: the need for consistency

The need for establishing the bases and definitions of photoluminescent nanodots is discussed and their state-of-the-art in analytical and biomedical research fields is highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Semiconductor and carbon-based fluorescent nanodots: the need for consistency
From the themed collection: Most cited Features from 2016, 2017
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Boron clusters in luminescent materials

Recent advancements in luminescent materials containing polyhedral boron clusters are summarised in this review article.

Graphical abstract: Boron clusters in luminescent materials
From the themed collection: Most cited Features from 2016, 2017
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Pharmaceutical cocrystals: along the path to improved medicines

Cocrystals, a long known but understudied class of crystalline solids, have attracted interest from crystal engineers and pharmaceutical scientists in the past decade and are now an integral part of the preformulation stage of drug development.

Graphical abstract: Pharmaceutical cocrystals: along the path to improved medicines
From the themed collection: Most cited Features from 2016, 2017
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Photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic reduction of CO2 using heterogeneous catalysts with controlled nanostructures

Recent advances in photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic reduction of CO2 with H2O using semiconductor-based catalysts have been highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic reduction of CO2 using heterogeneous catalysts with controlled nanostructures
From the themed collection: Most cited Features from 2016, 2017
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We are delighted to present a collection showcasing the 10 Most Cited ChemComm Feature articles from 2016 and from 2017. This provides an easy way to read about some of the most exciting and recent research, in areas across the chemical sciences. We hope you enjoy reading this collection!

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