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Themed collection Most cited articles from 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
Feature Article

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
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
Feature Article

Lessons learned in tuning the optoelectronic properties of phosphorescent iridium(III) complexes

This perspective illustrates our approach in the design of heteroleptic cationic iridium(III) complexes for optoelectronic applications, especially as emitters in electroluminescent devices.

Graphical abstract: Lessons learned in tuning the optoelectronic properties of phosphorescent iridium(iii) complexes
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Feature Article

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
Feature Article

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
Communication

Integrating natural biomass electro-oxidation and hydrogen evolution: using a porous Fe-doped CoP nanosheet array as a bifunctional catalyst

An Fe-doped CoP nanosheet array acts as an efficient catalyst electrode for aloe extract oxidation reaction (AOR) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). Its two-electrode alkaline electrolyzer requires 1.51 V for 20 mA cm−2.

Graphical abstract: Integrating natural biomass electro-oxidation and hydrogen evolution: using a porous Fe-doped CoP nanosheet array as a bifunctional catalyst
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

Iridium(III) catalyzed regioselective amidation of indoles at the C4-position using weak coordinating groups

The C4-aminated indole scaffold is frequently encountered in several natural products and biologically active compounds.

Graphical abstract: Iridium(iii) catalyzed regioselective amidation of indoles at the C4-position using weak coordinating groups
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Open Access Communication

High-quality Janus nanofibers prepared using three-fluid electrospinning

A new structured spinneret has been developed; this permits the fabrication of high quality Janus nanofibers using a three-fluid electrospinning process.

Graphical abstract: High-quality Janus nanofibers prepared using three-fluid electrospinning
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

A nickel-borate nanoarray: a highly active 3D oxygen-evolving catalyst electrode operating in near-neutral water

A nickel-borate nanoarray on carbon cloth (Ni-Bi/CC) derived from NiO/CC shows high activity and durability for water oxidation electrocatalysis in a borate electrolyte (pH 9.2), offering a current density of 10 mA cm−2 at an overpotential of 470 mV.

Graphical abstract: A nickel-borate nanoarray: a highly active 3D oxygen-evolving catalyst electrode operating in near-neutral water
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

Strong direct exchange coupling and single-molecule magnetism in indigo-bridged lanthanide dimers

The first lanthanide–indigo complexes are described, including a dysprosium single-molecule magnet and one of the strongest exchange coupling constants measured in a gadolinium compound.

Graphical abstract: Strong direct exchange coupling and single-molecule magnetism in indigo-bridged lanthanide dimers
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

The first quaternary diamond-like semiconductor with 10-membered LiS4 rings exhibiting excellent nonlinear optical performances

New DLS–Li4HgGe2S7 with novel 10-MR LiS4 rings and excellent performances(concurrently large SHG coefficient and impressive LDT) is reported.

Graphical abstract: The first quaternary diamond-like semiconductor with 10-membered LiS4 rings exhibiting excellent nonlinear optical performances
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

An air stable radical-bridged dysprosium single molecule magnet and its neutral counterpart: redox switching of magnetic relaxation dynamics

Addition of a radical to the bridging tetrazine ligand of a Dy2 complex dramatically alters the magnetic properties. The radical complex undergoes magnetic relaxation via a thermal relaxation pathway, whereas the neutral compound relaxes via quantum tunneling of the magnetization.

Graphical abstract: An air stable radical-bridged dysprosium single molecule magnet and its neutral counterpart: redox switching of magnetic relaxation dynamics
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

Selectively lighting up two-photon photodynamic activity in mitochondria with AIE-active iridium(III) complexes

Three AIE-active Ir(III) complexes that preferentially accumulate in the mitochondria of cancer cells through endocytosis were manifested in a lit up photodynamic activity in mitochondria with efficient lethality towards cancer cells and multicellular tumor spheroids under two-photon irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Selectively lighting up two-photon photodynamic activity in mitochondria with AIE-active iridium(iii) complexes
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

Investigation of K3V2(PO4)3/C nanocomposites as high-potential cathode materials for potassium-ion batteries

Novel K3V2(PO4)3 and three-dimensional conductive network K3V2(PO4)3/C nanocomposites are successfully fabricated and further evaluated as cathode materials for potassium-ion batteries for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of K3V2(PO4)3/C nanocomposites as high-potential cathode materials for potassium-ion batteries
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

An unusual porous cationic metal–organic framework based on a tetranuclear hydroxyl-copper(II) cluster for fast and highly efficient dichromate trapping through a single-crystal to single-crystal process

An unusual porous cationic metal–organic framework based on a tetranuclear hydroxy-copper(II) cluster displays fast and highly efficient dichromate trapping through a SC–SC transformation.

Graphical abstract: An unusual porous cationic metal–organic framework based on a tetranuclear hydroxyl-copper(ii) cluster for fast and highly efficient dichromate trapping through a single-crystal to single-crystal process
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

Electrospun metal–organic framework derived hierarchical carbon nanofibers with high performance for supercapacitors

A novel N-doped MOF-based hierarchical carbon fiber (NPCF) towards supercapacitors was prepared by the pyrolysis of MOF nanofibers.

Graphical abstract: Electrospun metal–organic framework derived hierarchical carbon nanofibers with high performance for supercapacitors
Communication

Photoredox-catalysed redox-neutral trifluoromethylation of vinyl azides for the synthesis of α-trifluoromethylated ketones

A redox-neutral, mild, and simple protocol is developed for the synthesis of α-trifluoromethylated ketones from vinyl azides upon visible-light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Photoredox-catalysed redox-neutral trifluoromethylation of vinyl azides for the synthesis of α-trifluoromethylated ketones
From the themed collection: Most downloaded articles of 2017: Catalysis
Communication

Warming up for mechanosynthesis – temperature development in ball mills during synthesis

We present a first direct measurement of the temperature during milling combined with in situ Raman spectroscopy monitoring.

Graphical abstract: Warming up for mechanosynthesis – temperature development in ball mills during synthesis
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

Ruthenium-catalyzed meta/ortho-selective C–H alkylation of azoarenes using alkyl bromides

meta/ortho-Selective CAr–H (di)alkylation reactions of azoarenes have been achieved via [Ru(p-cymene)Cl2]2 catalyzed ortho-metalation using various types of alkyl bromides.

Graphical abstract: Ruthenium-catalyzed meta/ortho-selective C–H alkylation of azoarenes using alkyl bromides
From the themed collection: Most downloaded articles of 2017: Catalysis
Communication

Synthesis of NH-sulfoximines from sulfides by chemoselective one-pot N- and O-transfers

Direct synthesis of NH-sulfoximines from sulfides has been achieved through O and NH transfer in the same reaction, occurring with complete selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of NH-sulfoximines from sulfides by chemoselective one-pot N- and O-transfers
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

Dendron engineering in self-host blue iridium dendrimers towards low-voltage-driving and power-efficient nondoped electrophosphorescent devices

Low-voltage-driving and power-efficient nondoped electrophosphorescent devices have been realized by increasing the dendron's HOMO energy level to favor effective hole injection and promote exciton formation.

Graphical abstract: Dendron engineering in self-host blue iridium dendrimers towards low-voltage-driving and power-efficient nondoped electrophosphorescent devices
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
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We are delighted to present a collection showcasing some of the most cited ChemComm articles from 2017. This provides an easy way to quickly access the most important papers published in ChemComm this year. This diverse collection of articles highlights exciting and urgent topics from across the chemical sciences - from inorganic materials and supramolecular chemistry through to physical chemistry and synthetic methodology. We hope you enjoy reading this collection!

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