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Contributors to the Emerging Investigators Issue 2015

From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Transformers: the changing phases of low-dimensional vanadium oxide bronzes

In this feature article, we explore the electronic and structural phase transformations of ternary vanadium oxides with the composition MxV2O5 where M is an intercalated cation.

Graphical abstract: Transformers: the changing phases of low-dimensional vanadium oxide bronzes
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Modular and orthogonal synthesis of hybrid polymers and networks

In this review, we highlight and discuss recent progress in the synthesis of hybrid biomaterials using modular, molecular building blocks and employing novel, bioorthogonal chemistries.

Graphical abstract: Modular and orthogonal synthesis of hybrid polymers and networks
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Feature Article

Multicomponent low molecular weight gelators

We discuss the potential and challenges of multicomponent low molecular weight gels.

Graphical abstract: Multicomponent low molecular weight gelators
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Feature Article

The surface chemistry of metal–organic frameworks

Techniques to selectively modify the surfaces of metal–organic framework particles are reviewed, with particular focus on materials properties and applications.

Graphical abstract: The surface chemistry of metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Achieving room temperature DNA amplification by dialling in destabilization

The ability to amplify nucleic acid sequences at room temperature without the need for any heating element has been achieved, which has promise in bio-diagnostics employed at the point of care.

Graphical abstract: Achieving room temperature DNA amplification by dialling in destabilization
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Improving photo-controlled living radical polymerization from trithiocarbonates through the use of continuous-flow techniques

Herein, we report simple flow reactor designs that enable photo-controlled living radical polymerization (photo-CRP) from trithiocarbonates (TTCs) with significant enhancements in scalability and reaction rates compared to the analogous batch reactions.

Graphical abstract: Improving photo-controlled living radical polymerization from trithiocarbonates through the use of continuous-flow techniques
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Exploring Mn–O bonding in the context of an electronically flexible secondary coordination sphere: synthesis of a Mn(III)–oxo

Stabilization of Mn–O bonds by hydrogen-bond donating and accepting secondary coordination sphere.

Graphical abstract: Exploring Mn–O bonding in the context of an electronically flexible secondary coordination sphere: synthesis of a Mn(iii)–oxo
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

One-pot synthesis of doxorubicin-loaded multiresponsive nanogels based on hyperbranched polyglycerol

Doxorubicin-loaded nanogels with multiresponsive properties are prepared in a single step using hyperbranched polyglycerol as a biocompatible scaffold.

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of doxorubicin-loaded multiresponsive nanogels based on hyperbranched polyglycerol
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Uthrene, a radically new molecule?

Quantum chemical models show that uthrene possesses an open-shell ground state and could be synthetically feasible.

Graphical abstract: Uthrene, a radically new molecule?
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Li-ion battery shut-off at high temperature caused by polymer phase separation in responsive electrolytes

Schematic of LTO/LFP battery with a thermally responsive electrolyte. The constant current discharge characteristics are shown at low and high temperature. The insets show the phase of the polymer in the cell at each temperature.

Graphical abstract: Li-ion battery shut-off at high temperature caused by polymer phase separation in responsive electrolytes
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Branched dimerization of Tat peptide improves permeability to HeLa and hippocampal neuronal cells

A designed, dimeric analogue of TAT-peptide translocates through HeLa and primary neuronal cell membrane in a non-linear dependence on concentration.

Graphical abstract: Branched dimerization of Tat peptide improves permeability to HeLa and hippocampal neuronal cells
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Promiscuous hydroxylases for the functionalization of polycyclic tetramate macrolactams – conversion of ikarugamycin to butremycin

Application of PTM hydroxylases facilitates the selective late-stage functionalization of complex PTM core structures in vivo and in vitro.

Graphical abstract: Promiscuous hydroxylases for the functionalization of polycyclic tetramate macrolactams – conversion of ikarugamycin to butremycin
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Conserved hydrogen bonding in tetrahydrocarbazolone derivatives: influence of solution-state assembly on crystal form nucleation

How subtle changes in substitution pattern can effect massive changes in crystallisation behaviour.

Graphical abstract: Conserved hydrogen bonding in tetrahydrocarbazolone derivatives: influence of solution-state assembly on crystal form nucleation
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

The dramatic effect of the annealing temperature and dielectric functionalization on the electron mobility of indene-C60 bis-adduct thin films

The effect of annealing temperature/duration and surface functionalization is explored for indene-C60 bis-adduct (ICBA) films. Electron mobility approaches 0.1 cm2 V−1 s−1.

Graphical abstract: The dramatic effect of the annealing temperature and dielectric functionalization on the electron mobility of indene-C60 bis-adduct thin films
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Micropatterned, clickable culture substrates enable in situ spatiotemporal control of human PSC-derived neural tissue morphology

In situ regulation of the morphology of neural tissues derived from human pluripotent stem cells using micropatterned, clickable substrates.

Graphical abstract: Micropatterned, clickable culture substrates enable in situ spatiotemporal control of human PSC-derived neural tissue morphology
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Photo-responsive self-assemblies based on bio-inspired DNA-base containing bolaamphiphiles

Photo-responsive thymine incorporated bolaamphiphiles/superamphiphiles that can transfrom the aggregation morphology into spherical structures from ribbon-like structures by UV irradiation were investigated.

Graphical abstract: Photo-responsive self-assemblies based on bio-inspired DNA-base containing bolaamphiphiles
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

β-(1-Azulenyl)-L-alanine – a functional probe for determination of pKa of histidine residues

Substitution of tryptophan with β-(1-azulenyl)-L-alanine allows for direct and straightforward determination of pKa values of histidines without perturbing protein function.

Graphical abstract: β-(1-Azulenyl)-l-alanine – a functional probe for determination of pKa of histidine residues
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

σ-Alkenyl endo-palladacycle formation via regiospecific functionalisation of an unreactive NHC-tethered C(sp2)–H bond

A highly unusual cyclometallation reaction in which an aliphatic vinylic C(sp2)–H bond is activated to form a σ-vinyl palladacyclic–NHC complex is reported.

Graphical abstract: σ-Alkenyl endo-palladacycle formation via regiospecific functionalisation of an unreactive NHC-tethered C(sp2)–H bond
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Large phenyl-substituted acenes by cycloaddition reactions of the 2,6-naphthodiyne synthon

Diverse large acenes with promising photoelectronic properties can be obtained simply by bisaryne cycloadditions.

Graphical abstract: Large phenyl-substituted acenes by cycloaddition reactions of the 2,6-naphthodiyne synthon
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

DNA-aptamer gating membranes

This report describes a membrane barrier whose permeability is modulated through the recognition of a small-molecule target, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), by a DNA-aptamer.

Graphical abstract: DNA-aptamer gating membranes
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Probing post-synthetic metallation in metal–organic frameworks: insights from X-ray crystallography

Post-synthetic metallation is a key route to modifying MOFs but as shown here the choice of solvent affects the extent of reaction and the form of the metallated product.

Graphical abstract: Probing post-synthetic metallation in metal–organic frameworks: insights from X-ray crystallography
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

A modular DNA origami-based enzyme cascade nanoreactor

In this communication, we present a nanoscale reactor assembled from tuneable and spatially addressable tubular DNA origami units.

Graphical abstract: A modular DNA origami-based enzyme cascade nanoreactor
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Target profiling of zerumbone using a novel cell-permeable clickable probe and quantitative chemical proteomics

The first target profile for zerumbone in live cancer cells determined through quantitative competitive chemical proteomics with a cell-permeable probe.

Graphical abstract: Target profiling of zerumbone using a novel cell-permeable clickable probe and quantitative chemical proteomics
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Assessing dimerisation degree and cooperativity in a biomimetic small-molecule model by pulsed EPR

Pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is used for titrating spin-labelled terpyridine with Zn(II)-solution to study complex formation. This system can serve as a small-molecule model system for tuneable dimerisation.

Graphical abstract: Assessing dimerisation degree and cooperativity in a biomimetic small-molecule model by pulsed EPR
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Synthetic peptides caged on histidine residues with a bisbipyridyl ruthenium(II) complex that can be photolyzed by visible light

We report a light-sensitive histidine building block for Fmoc/tBu solid-phase peptide synthesis in which the imidazole side chain is coordinated to a ruthenium complex.

Graphical abstract: Synthetic peptides caged on histidine residues with a bisbipyridyl ruthenium(ii) complex that can be photolyzed by visible light
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Enhanced reactivity of dendrons in the Passerini three-component reaction

An unexpected substituent effect that accelerates Passerini reactions in THF has enabled the synthesis of three generations of dendrimers.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced reactivity of dendrons in the Passerini three-component reaction
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

An efficient route to highly strained cyclobutenes: indium-catalyzed reactions of enynals with alkynes

A catalytic method to synthesize the highly strained cyclobutene was developed. The reaction was believed to proceed through a formal indium-catalyzed [2+2] cycloaddition between electron-deficient enynals and a variety of alkynes.

Graphical abstract: An efficient route to highly strained cyclobutenes: indium-catalyzed reactions of enynals with alkynes
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Formation and in situ reactions of hypervalent iodonium alkynyl triflates to form cyanocarbenes

The conversion of readily available silylalkynes, iodobenzene diacetate, and azide anions was utilized to form and react cyanocarbenes.

Graphical abstract: Formation and in situ reactions of hypervalent iodonium alkynyl triflates to form cyanocarbenes
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Determination of receptor specificities for whole influenza viruses using multivalent glycan arrays

A multivalent glycan array for interrogating the binding preferences of intact influenza viruses.

Graphical abstract: Determination of receptor specificities for whole influenza viruses using multivalent glycan arrays
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Ethanol induces the formation of water-permeable defects in model bilayers of skin lipids

We observe that ethanol can induce the formation of water-permeable defects in model bilayers of skin lipids and propose this as a new mechanism of action of ethanol as a membrane modulator.

Graphical abstract: Ethanol induces the formation of water-permeable defects in model bilayers of skin lipids
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Contributions to activity enhancement via Fe incorporation in Ni-(oxy)hydroxide/borate catalysts for near-neutral pH oxygen evolution

Increases in the activity of Ni–borate oxygen evolution catalysts with anodic conditioning are accompanied by Fe incorporation from electrolyte impurities; Fe-free films show poor activity.

Graphical abstract: Contributions to activity enhancement via Fe incorporation in Ni-(oxy)hydroxide/borate catalysts for near-neutral pH oxygen evolution
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

A dual-boron-cored luminogen capable of sensing and imaging

A new dual-boron-cored luminogen ligated with a nitrogen-containing multidentate ligand and four bulky phenyl rings exhibits AIE and piezochromism. Furthermore, it shows good capabilities for imaging and anion sensing.

Graphical abstract: A dual-boron-cored luminogen capable of sensing and imaging
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Synthesis and photophysical properties of platinum-acetylide copolymers with thiophene, selenophene and tellurophene

A series of platinum-acetylide copolymers with thiophene, selenophene, and tellurophene have been synthesized and studied.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and photophysical properties of platinum-acetylide copolymers with thiophene, selenophene and tellurophene
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

One-step functionalization of zwitterionic poly[(3-(methacryloylamino)propyl)dimethyl(3-sulfopropyl)ammonium hydroxide] surfaces by metal–polyphenol coating

The non-biofouling properties of a zwitterionic sulfobetaine polymer surface were easily made attractive to bioentities by metal–polyphenol coating.

Graphical abstract: One-step functionalization of zwitterionic poly[(3-(methacryloylamino)propyl)dimethyl(3-sulfopropyl)ammonium hydroxide] surfaces by metal–polyphenol coating
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Neptunyl(VI) centred visible LMCT emission directly observable in the presence of uranyl(VI)

The room temperature detection of neptunyl(VI) LMCT emission in a coordination compound and in the presence of uranyl(VI) is reported for the first time. Differences in the excitation profile of each complex enables spectral editing of the neptunyl(VI) and uranyl(VI) emission.

Graphical abstract: Neptunyl(vi) centred visible LMCT emission directly observable in the presence of uranyl(vi)
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Nanoparticle–electrode collisions as a dynamic seeding route for the growth of metallic nanostructures

The collisions between colloidal metal nanoparticles and a carbon electrode were explored as a dynamic method for the electrodeposition of a diverse range of electrocatalytically active Ag and Au nanostructures whose morphology is dominated by the electrostatic interaction between the charge of the nanoparticle and metal salt.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticle–electrode collisions as a dynamic seeding route for the growth of metallic nanostructures
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

The best of both worlds: active enzymes by grafting-to followed by grafting-from a protein

Hydrophilic polymers were attached to lysozyme by a combination of grafting-to and grafting-from approaches using RAFT polymerization.

Graphical abstract: The best of both worlds: active enzymes by grafting-to followed by grafting-from a protein
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Triazolo-β-aza-ε-amino acid and its aromatic analogue as novel scaffolds for β-turn peptidomimetics

Triazolo-β-aza-ε-amino acid and its aromatic analogue (AlTAA/ArTAA) in the peptide backbone mark a novel class of conformationally constrained molecular scaffolds to induce β-turn conformations. This was demonstrated in a Leu-enkephalin analogue and in other designed peptides.

Graphical abstract: Triazolo-β-aza-ε-amino acid and its aromatic analogue as novel scaffolds for β-turn peptidomimetics
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Unprecedented spin localisation in a metal–metal bonded dirhenium complex

[N(n-Bu)4]3[Re2(mnt)5] is the first class I, valence localized dirhenium(III,IV) compound, with a metal–metal bond.

Graphical abstract: Unprecedented spin localisation in a metal–metal bonded dirhenium complex
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Thermal C–H borylation using a CO-free iron boryl complex

Thermal C–H borylation was observed from a phosphine-supported iron boryl complex.

Graphical abstract: Thermal C–H borylation using a CO-free iron boryl complex
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Gallium(III)- and calcium(II)-catalyzed Meyer–Schuster rearrangements followed by intramolecular aldol condensation or endo-Michael addition

The first gallium- and calcium-catalyzed Meyer–Schuster rearrangements are described. The incipient conjugated ketones can undergo calcium-catalyzed aldol condensation (a) or endo-Michael addition (b) with β-keto esters or amides.

Graphical abstract: Gallium(III)- and calcium(II)-catalyzed Meyer–Schuster rearrangements followed by intramolecular aldol condensation or endo-Michael addition
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Electrochemical hydrogenation of a homogeneous nickel complex to form a surface adsorbed hydrogen-evolving species

A Ni(II) complex with nitrogen and sulfur donor ligands degrades electrochemically in the presence of acid in acetonitrile to form an electrode adsorbed film that catalytically evolves hydrogen.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical hydrogenation of a homogeneous nickel complex to form a surface adsorbed hydrogen-evolving species
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Sticky tubes and magnetic hydrogels co-assembled by a short peptide and melanin-like nanoparticles

The co-assembly of peptide monomers and polydopamine-based nanoparticles leads to the formation of either tubular structures decorated with adhesive particles or magnetic hydrogel.

Graphical abstract: Sticky tubes and magnetic hydrogels co-assembled by a short peptide and melanin-like nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Amide–triazole isosteric substitution for tuning self-assembly and incorporating new functions into soft supramolecular materials

We report the proof-of-concept demonstration for the synthesis of novel supramolecular soft gel materials based on amide–triazole isometric substitution.

Graphical abstract: Amide–triazole isosteric substitution for tuning self-assembly and incorporating new functions into soft supramolecular materials
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Peptide-catalyzed, bioinspired silicification for single-cell encapsulation in the imidazole-buffered system

Cytoprotective silica encapsulation of individual yeast cells is achieved by a peptide-catalyzed silicification under mild conditions, inspired by glass sponges.

Graphical abstract: Peptide-catalyzed, bioinspired silicification for single-cell encapsulation in the imidazole-buffered system
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Thiophosphoramides as cooperative catalysts for copper-catalyzed arylation of carboxylates with diaryliodonium salts

A thiophosphoramide-based co-catalyst was found to significantly accelerate copper(II) trifluoromethanesulfonate-catalyzed arylation of potassium carboxylates with diaryliodonium salts.

Graphical abstract: Thiophosphoramides as cooperative catalysts for copper-catalyzed arylation of carboxylates with diaryliodonium salts
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Pyrene-based mechanically interlocked SWNTs

Pyrene serves as a recognition motif to template the synthesis of mechanically interlocked derivatives of SWNTs.

Graphical abstract: Pyrene-based mechanically interlocked SWNTs
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Cation–π interactions in iminium ion activation: correlating quadrupole moment & enantioselectivity

A cation–π interaction is operational in the addition of uncharged nucleophiles to iminium salts derived from MacMillan's 1st generation catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Cation–π interactions in iminium ion activation: correlating quadrupole moment & enantioselectivity
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Control over connectivity and magnetism of tetrahedral FeSe2 chains through coordination Fe–amine complexes

Magnetic interactions in compounds containing tetrahedral 1(FeSe2) chains separated by Fe–amine complexes are controlled by the denticity of the amine.

Graphical abstract: Control over connectivity and magnetism of tetrahedral FeSe2 chains through coordination Fe–amine complexes
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Predicting the structure and interfacial activity of diblock brush, mixed brush, and Janus-grafted nanoparticles

We develop a field theoretic simulation model to study the interfacial properties of grafted nanoparticles as a function of the grafting architecture.

Graphical abstract: Predicting the structure and interfacial activity of diblock brush, mixed brush, and Janus-grafted nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

C6 picoloyl protection: a remote stereodirecting group for 2-deoxy-β-glycoside formation

Direct synthesis of β-2-deoxyglycosides by remote stereochemical control through the use of a picoloyl protecting function.

Graphical abstract: C6 picoloyl protection: a remote stereodirecting group for 2-deoxy-β-glycoside formation
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

IMes-acac: hybrid combination of diaminocarbene and acetylacetonato sub-units into a new anionic ambidentate NHC ligand

A new anionic N-heterocyclic carbene composed of a diaminocarbene unit fused with an acetylacetonate backbone is described.

Graphical abstract: IMes-acac: hybrid combination of diaminocarbene and acetylacetonato sub-units into a new anionic ambidentate NHC ligand
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Iron-mediated Markovnikov-selective hydro-trifluoromethylthiolation of unactivated alkenes

An iron-mediated hydro-trifluoromethylthiolation of unactivated olefins under mild conditions was described for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Iron-mediated Markovnikov-selective hydro-trifluoromethylthiolation of unactivated alkenes
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

γ-Silylboronates in the chiral Brønsted acid-catalysed allylboration of aldehydes

The use of functionalised allylboronates in the catalytic enantioselective allylation of aldehydes is described for the first time. γ-Silylallyl pinacolate derivatives give rise to α-silyl homoallylic alcohols, useful intermediates as showcased by their transformation into fluorinated allylic alcohols.

Graphical abstract: γ-Silylboronates in the chiral Brønsted acid-catalysed allylboration of aldehydes
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Phosphorescent organoplatinum(II) complexes with a lipophilic anion: supramolecular soft nanomaterials through ionic self-assembly and metallophilicity

In the ionic self-assembly of organoplatinum(II) complexes, the lipophilic anion dictates the polymer-like processability and the cation decides the light-emitting capability.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorescent organoplatinum(ii) complexes with a lipophilic anion: supramolecular soft nanomaterials through ionic self-assembly and metallophilicity
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Multiplex plasmonic anti-counterfeiting security labels based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering

We demonstrate a multiplex plasmonic anti-counterfeiting platform by embedding multiple molecules on a single substrate with superior spectral and spatial resolution.

Graphical abstract: Multiplex plasmonic anti-counterfeiting security labels based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Chemical controls on uranyl citrate speciation and the self-assembly of nanoscale macrocycles and sandwich complexes in aqueous solutions

Speciation and molecular self-assembly of uranyl citrate complexes have been determined based upon structural characterization and spectroscopic studies.

Graphical abstract: Chemical controls on uranyl citrate speciation and the self-assembly of nanoscale macrocycles and sandwich complexes in aqueous solutions
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Coordination responsive tellurium-containing multilayer film for controlled delivery

A coordination-responsive tellurium-containing film was fabricated to load cisplatin by Te–Pt coordination, and competitive bio-ligands could trigger the release of cisplatin.

Graphical abstract: Coordination responsive tellurium-containing multilayer film for controlled delivery
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Catalytic, highly enantioselective, direct amination of enecarbamates

Highly enantioselective electrophilic amination reaction of enecarbamates with dibenzylazodicarboxylate and oxygenated nucleophiles catalyzed by chiral phosphoric acids is reported. Subsequent reduction or oxidation of the resulting precursors of α-hydrazinoimines leads to 1,2-diamines or α-amino acid precursors, respectively, in excellent yields and enantioselectivities.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic, highly enantioselective, direct amination of enecarbamates
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

A hyperbranched supramolecular polymer constructed by orthogonal triple hydrogen bonding and host–guest interactions

A hyperbranched supramolecular polymer has been constructed by two orthogonal classical binding interactions: triple hydrogen bonding and host–guest interaction.

Graphical abstract: A hyperbranched supramolecular polymer constructed by orthogonal triple hydrogen bonding and host–guest interactions
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Light-induced structural evolution of photoswitchable carbohydrate-based surfactant micelles

We report the light-induced structural evolution of photoswitchable carbohydrate-based surfactant micelles using time-resolved small-angle neutron scattering (TR-SANS), monitoring the structural changes in micellisation in situ over time and demonstrating for the first time the course and implications of this process.

Graphical abstract: Light-induced structural evolution of photoswitchable carbohydrate-based surfactant micelles
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Application of a nucleophilic boryl complex in the frustrated Lewis pair: activation of H–H, B–H and C[double bond, length as m-dash]C bonds with B(C6F5)3 and boryl–borate lithium

The frustrated Lewis pair (FLP) comprised of boryl–borate lithium [pinBB(Ph)pin]Li and B(C6F5)3 can efficiently activate H2, HBpin and C2H4.

Graphical abstract: Application of a nucleophilic boryl complex in the frustrated Lewis pair: activation of H–H, B–H and C [[double bond, length as m-dash]] C bonds with B(C6F5)3 and boryl–borate lithium
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Collagen labelling with an azide-proline chemical reporter in live cells

Biosynthetic incorporation of an azide-proline chemical reporter into collagen allows selective imaging in live foetal ovine osteoblasts using a strain-promoted [3+2] azide–alkyne cycloaddition reaction.

Graphical abstract: Collagen labelling with an azide-proline chemical reporter in live cells
Communication

Water-soluble nickel-bis(dithiolene) complexes as photothermal agents

Pegylated nickel-bis(dithiolene) complexes can efficiently convert NIR light into heat in water to induce cell death.

Graphical abstract: Water-soluble nickel-bis(dithiolene) complexes as photothermal agents
From the themed collection: 2015 Emerging Investigators
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This annual special issue, now in its fifth year, showcases the high quality research being carried out by researchers in the early stages of their independent careers. It highlights up-and-coming scientists who are internationally recognised for making outstanding contributions to their respective fields. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

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