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Themed collection Celebrating the 2017 RSC Prize and Award Winners

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Perspective

Defects and disorder in metal organic frameworks

The wide-ranging properties of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) rely in many cases on the presence of defects within their structures and the disorder that is inevitably associated with such defects.

Graphical abstract: Defects and disorder in metal organic frameworks
Open Access Perspective

An element through the looking glass: exploring the Au–C, Au–H and Au–O energy landscape

Gold has seen a remarkable transformation from inert noble metal to highly reactive catalyst. However, its organometallic chemistry contains many unknowns. How certain can we be about the species involved in catalytic cycles? This Perspective summarises recent discoveries.

Graphical abstract: An element through the looking glass: exploring the Au–C, Au–H and Au–O energy landscape
Perspective

Towards sustainable fuels and chemicals through the electrochemical reduction of CO2: lessons from water electrolysis

This Perspective discusses target parameters for the electroreduction of CO2, based on its comparison with water splitting, which is to become a practical alternative for energy storage into fuels and chemicals.

Graphical abstract: Towards sustainable fuels and chemicals through the electrochemical reduction of CO2: lessons from water electrolysis
Open Access Perspective

Self-assembly of “patchy” nanoparticles: a versatile approach to functional hierarchical materials

The solution-phase self-assembly or “polymerization” of discrete colloidal building blocks, such as “patchy” nanoparticles and multicompartment micelles, is attracting growing attention with respect to the creation of complex hierarchical materials.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of “patchy” nanoparticles: a versatile approach to functional hierarchical materials
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

Magnesium, zinc, aluminium and gallium hydride complexes of the transition metals

Here we survey and organise the state-of-the-art understanding of the TM–H–M linkage (M = Mg, Zn, Al, Ga). We discuss the structure and bonding in these complexes, their known reactivity, and their largely unrealised potential in catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Magnesium, zinc, aluminium and gallium hydride complexes of the transition metals
Feature Article

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
Feature Article

Pyridynes and indolynes as building blocks for functionalized heterocycles and natural products

This feature article showcases the use of pyridynes and indolynes to construct functionalized heterocycles and complex natural products.

Graphical abstract: Pyridynes and indolynes as building blocks for functionalized heterocycles and natural products
Review Article

Antibiotics from Gram-negative bacteria: a comprehensive overview and selected biosynthetic highlights

Gram-negative bacteria are a rich and underexplored source of antibiotics that are assembled via remarkably diverse biosynthetic pathways.

Graphical abstract: Antibiotics from Gram-negative bacteria: a comprehensive overview and selected biosynthetic highlights
Review Article

Artificial molecular motors

Artificial molecular motors take inspiration from motor proteins, nature's solution for achieving directional molecular level motion. An overview is given of the principal designs of artificial molecular motors and their modes of operation. We identify some key challenges remaining in the field.

Graphical abstract: Artificial molecular motors
Review Article

Synthesis of biaryls using aryne intermediates

The synthesis of biaryls from benzyne intermediates offers an alternative strategy to conventional metal-catalyzed cross-coupling approaches.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of biaryls using aryne intermediates
Review Article

Polyferrocenylsilanes: synthesis, properties, and applications

This comprehensive review covers polyferrocenylsilanes (PFSs), a well-established, readily accessible class of main chain organosilicon metallopolymer. The focus is on the recent advances involving PFS homopolymers and block copolymers and the article covers the synthesis, properties, and applications of these fascinating materials.

Graphical abstract: Polyferrocenylsilanes: synthesis, properties, and applications
Review Article

Ultrafast and nonlinear surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

This review discusses the origins, latest advances, challenges, and future directions of the emerging field of ultrafast surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Ultrafast and nonlinear surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
Review Article

Developing and understanding biofluid vibrational spectroscopy: a critical review

Biofluid vibrational spectroscopy, a promising tool for rapid disease diagnosis.

Graphical abstract: Developing and understanding biofluid vibrational spectroscopy: a critical review
Review Article

Complicity of haem in some adverse drug-reactions

Genetic variants in haem metabolism enzymes can be predisposition factors for adverse reactions in some individuals. New areas of haem biology may also be associated with idiosyncratic effects which are yet to be identified.

Graphical abstract: Complicity of haem in some adverse drug-reactions
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Review Article

Artificial switchable catalysts

This review describes progress in the field of artificial switchable catalysts, where the rate acceleration, stereochemistry and/or chemoselectivity of catalysed processes can be switched through external stimuli.

Graphical abstract: Artificial switchable catalysts
Tutorial Review

Wavelength-selective cleavage of photoprotecting groups: strategies and applications in dynamic systems

Wavelength-selective deprotection is an attractive method to control multiple functions in one system using light.

Graphical abstract: Wavelength-selective cleavage of photoprotecting groups: strategies and applications in dynamic systems
Critical Review

Can mid-infrared biomedical spectroscopy of cells, fluids and tissue aid improvements in cancer survival? A patient paradigm

This review takes a fresh approach from the patient perspective; offering insight into the applications of midinfrared biomedical spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Can mid-infrared biomedical spectroscopy of cells, fluids and tissue aid improvements in cancer survival? A patient paradigm
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Critical Review

Is food allergen analysis flawed? Health and supply chain risks and a proposed framework to address urgent analytical needs

Food allergy is an increasing problem. If we fail to realise the promise of current risk assessment and risk management of food allergens through lack of ability to measure them reproducibly and with traceability to an international unit of measurement, the analytical community will have failed a significant societal challenge.

Graphical abstract: Is food allergen analysis flawed? Health and supply chain risks and a proposed framework to address urgent analytical needs
Open Access Critical Review

Point-and-shoot: rapid quantitative detection methods for on-site food fraud analysis – moving out of the laboratory and into the food supply chain

Major food adulteration and contamination events occur with alarming regularity and are known to be episodic, with the question being not if but when another large-scale food safety/integrity incident will occur.

Graphical abstract: Point-and-shoot: rapid quantitative detection methods for on-site food fraud analysis – moving out of the laboratory and into the food supply chain
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Critical Review

C–H functionalization logic in total synthesis

The strategic and economic benefits of C–H functionalization logic are analyzed through the critical lens of total synthesis.

Graphical abstract: C–H functionalization logic in total synthesis
From the themed collection: C–H Functionalisation in organic synthesis
Communication

Regioselective magnesiation of N-heterocyclic molecules: securing insecure cyclic anions by a β-diketiminate-magnesium clamp

Surpassing traditional organolithium bases, regioselective magnesiation of N-heterocyclic molecules is accomplished using a Mg base with a β-diketiminate steric stabilizer.

Graphical abstract: Regioselective magnesiation of N-heterocyclic molecules: securing insecure cyclic anions by a β-diketiminate-magnesium clamp
Communication

Simulated photoelectron intensities at the aqueous solution–air interface for flat and cylindrical (microjet) geometries

The average emission angle and information depth of a photoelectron spectroscopy experiment that employs a liquid microjet is determined using SESSA and the predicted photoelectron intensities are compared with those from a flat aqueous interface.

Graphical abstract: Simulated photoelectron intensities at the aqueous solution–air interface for flat and cylindrical (microjet) geometries
Communication

Isolation of an unusual [Cu6] nanocluster through sequential addition of copper(I) to a polynucleating ligand

Addition of 2 equiv. of CuI to a [Cu]4 multimetallic complex results in cluster formation leading to the isolation of a rare bicapped tetrahedral [Cu6I2] cluster that is stabilised by two conformationally constrained polynucleating ligands.

Graphical abstract: Isolation of an unusual [Cu6] nanocluster through sequential addition of copper(i) to a polynucleating ligand
Communication

Biocatalytic transamination with near-stoichiometric inexpensive amine donors mediated by bifunctional mono- and di-amine transaminases

Bifunctional transaminases enable a strategy for the production of chiral amines using small excesses of diamine donors.

Graphical abstract: Biocatalytic transamination with near-stoichiometric inexpensive amine donors mediated by bifunctional mono- and di-amine transaminases
Open Access Communication

Photoinduced energy- and electron-transfer from a photoactive coordination cage to bound guests

The array of naphthyl chromophores in a self-assembled cage can effect photoinduced energy- or electron-transfer to guests in the central cavity.

Graphical abstract: Photoinduced energy- and electron-transfer from a photoactive coordination cage to bound guests
From the themed collection: Commemorating Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
Communication

2′-(R)-Fluorinated mC, hmC, fC and caC triphosphates are substrates for DNA polymerases and TET-enzymes

A deeper investigation of the chemistry that occurs on the newly discovered epigenetic DNA bases 5-hydroxymethyl-(hmdC), 5-formyl-(fdC), and 5-carboxy-deoxycytidine (cadC) requires chemical tool compounds, which are able to dissect the different potential reaction pathways in cells.

Graphical abstract: 2′-(R)-Fluorinated mC, hmC, fC and caC triphosphates are substrates for DNA polymerases and TET-enzymes
Communication

Light-driven electron injection from a biotinylated triarylamine donor to [Ru(diimine)3]2+-labeled streptavidin

A dyad of covalently anchored [Ru(diimine)3]2+ and a biotinylated triarylamine for the photogeneration of a charge-separated species within streptavidin.

Graphical abstract: Light-driven electron injection from a biotinylated triarylamine donor to [Ru(diimine)3]2+-labeled streptavidin
Open Access Communication

Immobilization of an artificial imine reductase within silica nanoparticles improves its performance

Immobilization and protection of artificial imine reductase in silica nanoparticles increases its activity and protects from various denaturing stresses.

Graphical abstract: Immobilization of an artificial imine reductase within silica nanoparticles improves its performance
Communication

Intensified biocatalytic production of enantiomerically pure halophenylalanines from acrylic acids using ammonium carbamate as the ammonia source

An industrial-scale method employing a phenylalanine ammonia lyase enzyme.

Graphical abstract: Intensified biocatalytic production of enantiomerically pure halophenylalanines from acrylic acids using ammonium carbamate as the ammonia source
Communication

Intramolecular transport of small-molecule cargo in a nanoscale device operated by light

A light-operated molecular nanodevice is able to transport an acetyl cargo intramolecularly over a distance of about 2 nm.

Graphical abstract: Intramolecular transport of small-molecule cargo in a nanoscale device operated by light
Open Access Communication

Highly photoluminescent copper carbene complexes based on prompt rather than delayed fluorescence

Simple carbene complexes of copper halides give photoluminescence quantum yields of up to 96%, with sub-nanosecond emission lifetimes.

Graphical abstract: Highly photoluminescent copper carbene complexes based on prompt rather than delayed fluorescence
Open Access Communication

Insights into metal–ligand hydrogen transfer: a square-planar ruthenate complex supported by a tetradentate amino–amido-diolefin ligand

A unique square planar anionic ruthenium(0) complex with amido and amine donors undergoes rapid NH oxidative addition/elimination reactions.

Graphical abstract: Insights into metal–ligand hydrogen transfer: a square-planar ruthenate complex supported by a tetradentate amino–amido-diolefin ligand
Communication

A water-soluble metal–organic complex array as a multinuclear heterometallic peptide amphiphile that shows unconventional anion dependency in its self-assembly

Water-soluble metal–organic complex array 1, bearing Ru(II), Pt(II) and Rh(III) complexes at the side residues of the short peptide, exhibits anion and pH-responsive self-assembling behaviours in aqueous media.

Graphical abstract: A water-soluble metal–organic complex array as a multinuclear heterometallic peptide amphiphile that shows unconventional anion dependency in its self-assembly
Communication

Amorphous metal–organic frameworks for drug delivery

We show controlled release over a 30 day period compared with the release from crystalline MOF, which occurs in less than 2 days.

Graphical abstract: Amorphous metal–organic frameworks for drug delivery
Communication

Generation of a pair of independently binding DNA aptamers in a single round of selection using proximity ligation

The ability to rapidly generate a pair of aptamers that bind independently to a protein target would greatly extend their use as reagents for two site (‘sandwich’) assays.

Graphical abstract: Generation of a pair of independently binding DNA aptamers in a single round of selection using proximity ligation
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
Open Access Communication

Visible light promoted thiol-ene reactions using titanium dioxide

Thiol-ene chemistry under mild conditions is reported using titania as a cheap and user-friendly photoredox catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Visible light promoted thiol-ene reactions using titanium dioxide
Communication

Tertiary α-diarylmethylamines derived from diarylketimines and organomagnesium reagents

Organomagnesium reagents enable swift and versatile derivatisation of diarylimines to the corresponding α-substituted diarylmethylamines in excellent yields, through fast and clean reactions.

Graphical abstract: Tertiary α-diarylmethylamines derived from diarylketimines and organomagnesium reagents
Communication

Oxidative atomized spray deposition of electrically conductive poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)

Atomized spray deposition of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene monomer in the presence of triflic anhydride vapour yields electrically conducting poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) layers.

Graphical abstract: Oxidative atomized spray deposition of electrically conductive poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)
Open Access Edge Article

Photoinduced electron transfer from rylenediimide radical anions and dianions to Re(bpy)(CO)3 using red and near-infrared light

Photoinduced electron transfer dynamics are described for a set of dyads comprising rylenediimide anion chromophores and a Re(bpy)(CO)3 metal center.

Graphical abstract: Photoinduced electron transfer from rylenediimide radical anions and dianions to Re(bpy)(CO)3 using red and near-infrared light
Open Access Edge Article

Watasemycin biosynthesis in Streptomyces venezuelae: thiazoline C-methylation by a type B radical-SAM methylase homologue

A type B radical-SAM methylase homologue catalyses thiazoline C-methylation as the final step of watasemycin biosynthesis in Streptomyces venezuelae ATCC10712.

Graphical abstract: Watasemycin biosynthesis in Streptomyces venezuelae: thiazoline C-methylation by a type B radical-SAM methylase homologue
Open Access Edge Article

Identification of monodentate oxazoline as a ligand for copper-promoted ortho-C–H hydroxylation and amination

The use of a weakly coordinating monodentate directing group for copper-mediated ortho-hydroxylation and amination reactions allows for the identification of an external oxazoline ligand as a promoter.

Graphical abstract: Identification of monodentate oxazoline as a ligand for copper-promoted ortho-C–H hydroxylation and amination
From the themed collection: ISACS19: Challenges in Organic Chemistry
Open Access Edge Article

Photodriven hydrogen evolution by molecular catalysts using Al2O3-protected perylene-3,4-dicarboximide on NiO electrodes

Photodriven charge transfer dynamics are described for an atomic layer deposition-stabilized, organic dye-sensitized photocathode architecture that produces hydrogen.

Graphical abstract: Photodriven hydrogen evolution by molecular catalysts using Al2O3-protected perylene-3,4-dicarboximide on NiO electrodes
Open Access Edge Article

Thioester reduction and aldehyde transamination are universal steps in actinobacterial polyketide alkaloid biosynthesis

Polyketide synthase reductive chain release and subsequent transamination are key steps in the biosynthesis of polyketide alkaloids in actinobacteria.

Graphical abstract: Thioester reduction and aldehyde transamination are universal steps in actinobacterial polyketide alkaloid biosynthesis
Open Access Edge Article

Self-sorted photoconductive xerogels

Self-sorting between n-type and p-type gelators results in effective visible-active photoconductive xerogels.

Graphical abstract: Self-sorted photoconductive xerogels
Open Access Edge Article

Stabilising the lowest energy charge-separated state in a {metal chromophore – fullerene} assembly: a tuneable panchromatic absorbing donor–acceptor triad

A novel fullerene-bipyridine-Pt-catecholate triad forms the lowest energy charge separated state upon photoexcitation, investigated by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Stabilising the lowest energy charge-separated state in a {metal chromophore – fullerene} assembly: a tuneable panchromatic absorbing donor–acceptor triad
Open Access Edge Article

Uranium(IV) terminal hydrosulfido and sulfido complexes: insights into the nature of the uranium–sulfur bond

We report the synthesis and characterization of terminal uranium(IV) hydrosulfido and sulfido complexes, supported by the hexadentate, tacn-based ligand (Ad,MeArO)3tacn3−.

Graphical abstract: Uranium(iv) terminal hydrosulfido and sulfido complexes: insights into the nature of the uranium–sulfur bond
Open Access Edge Article

Interplay between surface chemistry and performance of rutile-type catalysts for halogen production

DFT, TAP, and operando PGAA studies demonstrate that the complex and dynamic surface chemistry of hydrogen halide oxidation on rutile-type catalysts determines the activity and stability patterns for halogen production.

Graphical abstract: Interplay between surface chemistry and performance of rutile-type catalysts for halogen production
Open Access Edge Article

Zwitterionic and biradicaloid heteroatomic cyclopentane derivatives containing different group 15 elements

The formal cyclopentane-1,3-diyl derivatives [E1(μ-NTer)2({E2C} = NDmp)] (Ter = 2,6-dimesityl-phenyl, Dmp = 2,6-dimethylphenyl) were prepared by 1,1-insertion of CNDmp into the N–E2 bond of [E1(μ-NTer)2E2] (E1 = N, P; E2 = P, As).

Graphical abstract: Zwitterionic and biradicaloid heteroatomic cyclopentane derivatives containing different group 15 elements
Open Access Edge Article

An enantioselective artificial Suzukiase based on the biotin–streptavidin technology

Introduction of a biotinylated monophosphine palladium complex within streptavidin affords an enantioselective artificial Suzukiase. Site-directed mutagenesis allowed the optimization of the activity and the enantioselectivity of this artificial metalloenzyme. A variety of atropisomeric biaryls were produced in good yields and up to 90% ee.

Graphical abstract: An enantioselective artificial Suzukiase based on the biotin–streptavidin technology
Open Access Edge Article

Rational synthesis of normal, abnormal and anionic NHC–gallium alkyl complexes: structural, stability and isomerization insights

Using two alternative methodologies, new light has been shed on the stability and rational formation of abnormal NHC–gallium complexes.

Graphical abstract: Rational synthesis of normal, abnormal and anionic NHC–gallium alkyl complexes: structural, stability and isomerization insights
Open Access Edge Article

Addition of aluminium, zinc and magnesium hydrides to rhodium(III)

We report the addition of M–H bonds (M = Al, Zn, Mg) to a Rh(III) intermediate generated from the reductive elimination of triethylsilane from [Cp*Rh(H)2(SiEt3)2].

Graphical abstract: Addition of aluminium, zinc and magnesium hydrides to rhodium(iii)
Open Access Edge Article

Remote functionalization of hydrocarbons with reversibility enhanced stereocontrol

Remote functionalization of hydrocarbons could be achieved through successive zirconocene-mediated allylic C–H bond activations followed by a selective C–C bond cleavage.

Graphical abstract: Remote functionalization of hydrocarbons with reversibility enhanced stereocontrol
Open Access Edge Article

Rh(III)-catalyzed C–H olefination of N-pentafluoroaryl benzamides using air as the sole oxidant

Rhodium(III)-catalyzed C–H olefination reaction using air as the sole oxidant.

Graphical abstract: Rh(iii)-catalyzed C–H olefination of N-pentafluoroaryl benzamides using air as the sole oxidant
Open Access Edge Article

Direct catalytic cross-coupling of alkenyllithium compounds

The direct cross-coupling of alkenyllithium reagents with aryl and alkenyl halides is described. The use of a catalyst comprising Pd2(dba)3/XPhos allows for the stereoselective preparation of a wide variety of substituted alkenes in high yields under mild conditions.

Graphical abstract: Direct catalytic cross-coupling of alkenyllithium compounds
Open Access Edge Article

Selecting reactions and reactants using a switchable rotaxane organocatalyst with two different active sites

The activation mode of a rotaxane-based organocatalyst with both secondary amine and squaramide catalytic units can be switched with acid or base, affording different products from a mixture of three building blocks.

Graphical abstract: Selecting reactions and reactants using a switchable rotaxane organocatalyst with two different active sites
Open Access Edge Article

Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of crystalline molecular complexes of the {[C5H3(SiMe3)2]3Th}1− anion containing thorium in the formal +2 oxidation state

Structural, spectroscopic, and DFT analysis of the first molecular complexes of Th2+ indicate they have a 6d2 electron configuration of the type expected for the transactinide ions Rf2+ and Db3+.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of crystalline molecular complexes of the {[C5H3(SiMe3)2]3Th}1− anion containing thorium in the formal +2 oxidation state
Open Access Edge Article

DNA based multi-copper ions assembly using combined pyrazole and salen ligandosides

The pyrazole and salen ligandosides, when combined, are able to create stable multi-copper ion complexing DNA duplex structures in a cooperative fashion.

Graphical abstract: DNA based multi-copper ions assembly using combined pyrazole and salen ligandosides
Edge Article

Synthesis and energetics of Tp′Rh[P(OMe)3](R)H: a systematic investigation of ligand effects on C–H activation at rhodium

The [Tp′Rh(P(OMe)3)] fragment is investigated for C–H bond activation and bond strength information is compared with that for [Tp′Rh(PMe3)] and [Tp′Rh(CNneopentyl)] fragments, showing bond energy correlations that follow the order CNneopentyl < P(OMe)3 < PMe3.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and energetics of Tp′Rh[P(OMe)3](R)H: a systematic investigation of ligand effects on C–H activation at rhodium
Edge Article

Enzymatic activation of nitro-aryl fluorogens in live bacterial cells for enzymatic turnover-activated localization microscopy

We report a nitro-aryl fluorogen capable of being enzymatically converted into a bright fluorophore suitable for single-molecule imaging in cells.

Graphical abstract: Enzymatic activation of nitro-aryl fluorogens in live bacterial cells for enzymatic turnover-activated localization microscopy
Open Access Paper

Effects of halogens on European air-quality

From the themed collection: Atmospheric chemistry in the Anthropocene
Open Access Paper

Base-catalysed, one-step mechanochemical conversion of chitin and shrimp shells into low molecular weight chitosan

A facile, solid-state mechanochemical method was developed for the synthesis of low molecular weight chitosan (LMWC) in one step from chitin and crude shrimp shell powders, in which chitin undergoes simultaneous deacetylation and depolymerisation in the presence of a base catalyst under mechanical milling.

Graphical abstract: Base-catalysed, one-step mechanochemical conversion of chitin and shrimp shells into low molecular weight chitosan
From the themed collection: Green Chemistry 2017 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Paper

pH dependent photocatalytic hydrogen evolution by self-assembled perylene bisimides

We show the importance of the self-assembly of a perylene bisimide on its photocatalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: pH dependent photocatalytic hydrogen evolution by self-assembled perylene bisimides
Open Access Paper

Probing the surface chemistry of self-assembled peptide hydrogels using solution-state NMR spectroscopy

By studying interactions of a range of probes, we can simultaneously study the surface chemical properties of NMR-invisible gel fibres.

Graphical abstract: Probing the surface chemistry of self-assembled peptide hydrogels using solution-state NMR spectroscopy
Paper

OH production from the photolysis of isoprene-derived peroxy radicals: cross-sections, quantum yields and atmospheric implications

The OH radical production from the near-ultraviolet photolysis of peroxy radicals derived from isoprene has been investigated.

Graphical abstract: OH production from the photolysis of isoprene-derived peroxy radicals: cross-sections, quantum yields and atmospheric implications
Paper

Na2CoSiO4 as a cathode material for sodium-ion batteries: structure, electrochemistry and diffusion pathways

A novel cobalt orthosilicate, Na2CoSiO4, shows promise as a high voltage (3.3 V vs. Na/Na+) cathode material for sodium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Na2CoSiO4 as a cathode material for sodium-ion batteries: structure, electrochemistry and diffusion pathways
Open Access Paper

Drug delivery and controlled release from biocompatible metal–organic frameworks using mechanical amorphization

We have used a family of Zr-based metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) with different functionalized (bromo, nitro and amino) and extended linkers for drug delivery.

Graphical abstract: Drug delivery and controlled release from biocompatible metal–organic frameworks using mechanical amorphization
Open Access Paper

Columnar shifts as symmetry-breaking degrees of freedom in molecular perovskites

Columnar shifts are degrees of freedom in molecular perovskites of relevance to phase transitions, improper ferroelectricity, and negative thermal expansion.

Graphical abstract: Columnar shifts as symmetry-breaking degrees of freedom in molecular perovskites
Open Access Paper

DROPLAY: laser writing of functional patterns within biological microdroplet displays

In this study, we introduce an optofluidic method for the rapid construction of large-area cell-sized droplet assemblies with user-defined re-writable two-dimensional patterns of functional droplets.

Graphical abstract: DROPLAY: laser writing of functional patterns within biological microdroplet displays
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About this collection

In celebration of the 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry Prizes and Awards, we have collected together some of the exciting research recently published by the winners. This collection showcases articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio – these articles are free to access until 1st August 2017. A full list of winners and more information about Royal Society of Chemistry Prizes and Awards can be found at: rsc.li/awards-prizes-2017

Why not also have a look at last year’s collection of articles by our 2016 winners – http://rsc.li/rscwinners2016-collection

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